Tom Wolfe on the Problem with Fiction

“The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That’s not true with non-fiction.”–Tom Wolfe

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Daily Diversion #365: One Line a Day

Even though I’m a writer, I’m horrible at keeping a journal. I want to go back and edit my work, which defeats the purpose of keeping a diary. It doesn’t take long for my perfectionism to turn into frustration. I’m sure you can guess what always happens next. 

This one line a day journal is perfect for me, though. It’s practical, low-pressure, and pretty. I call that a win! 

One Line a Day

One Line a Day

Heigh-Ho, January! Sane (and Fun) Writing Goals for the New Year

This is one of the first pieces that I wrote for ASPL, five years ago.

A Small Press Life

Typebars in a 1920s typewriter

January, although frigid and dreary, has a few compensatory gifts up its wintry sleeve that no other month can offer: a chance to rewind the clock to start, a vague idea that anything is possible, and a sense of euphoria that can only be found when the year is in its first blush. Although these feelings naturally fade as the temperature rises, you should be able to use this energy all year-long. The goals I have in mind aren’t tauntingly out of reach, nor must they be broken down into a dozen discouraging steps; they could just as easily be called Life Skills for Writers.

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