Perfect Writing Spot? Try Maine.

Perfect Writing Spot? Try Maine.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

I am always searching for a good writing spot.  Here is the best one I found all summer, although it is more than a bit precarious, since that’s the railing of a second story porch overlooking the Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, Maine.  I was up there the first week of August for the Damariscotta Writer’s […]

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The Dagger Quick gets a trailer

The Dagger Quick gets a trailer

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

I just finished up a Dagger Quick book group with ten of my students.  Here is a final project that Sadie and Ella threw together using iMovie on a class iPad just for kicks.  Pretty fun use of technology….

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This is what makes a writer’s day…month…year, etc.

This is what makes a writer’s day…month…year, etc.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

A buddy of mine sent me this video of his daughter opening up a long-awaited package.  It’s got to be about the most gratifying piece of fan mail I have ever gotten.  Writers operate so much of the time in solitude, alone with a laptop or composition book and pen.  We don’t often get to […]

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Delivery

Delivery

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

You dream up characters, plot, dialogue.  A narrative takes shape in your mind, and painstakingly you translate it into little squiggly stains of ink on a page, pixels on a screen.  But really, for you, it is still a thing that is as airy and untouchable as the dream you had last night. And then […]

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DivN8

DivN8

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

A few weeks ago, I got a writer’s dream.  I got to sit down with a dozen teenagers to hear their impressions of and get suggestions for my newest project.  The working title is DivN8, and it is a slightly futuristic dystopian thriller in which an offshoot government agency has conducted an illegal experiment on a […]

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A book can change your story

A book can change your story

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

It’s the spring of 2005, and I am giddily sucking down fresh air and lounging in the beach chair I had fetched from my truck.  It is lunch break, and the back side of a warehouse is my nearest and only companion.  My brown bag lunch lies in my lap.  One hand digs inside, but […]

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What is your ‘spirit animal’?

What is your ‘spirit animal’?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Perhaps you’ve read Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, the first and most widely known in the trilogy His Dark Materials. In the book every human character possesses a daemon, an animal that is always within reach, and while everyone can see it, none but its human can make contact. The creature is a constant companion, […]

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