Donna Tartt: Physical Writing Process

Literary Talismans Literature as we tend to conceive of it exists in the realm of the mind, represented by little markings that are...

Salman Rushdie and Timothy Garton Ash

Dialogue on Freedom of Expression at PEN World Voices Festival Salmon Rushdie sat down with his friend and colleague Timothy Garton Ash...

Know Thyself, but be open to new ideas

Note: I’m part of a small writing guild called Scrawl. This is an excerpt from an issue of the Scrawl newsletter. For various reasons,...

The Author's Character

How much does the character of the author affect the work? Death and a Dictionary I recently read Simon Winchester’s The Professor and...

Cryptomnesia in Literature

Imagine the long hours spent crafting the perfect novel - revising each sentence to perfection, fleshing out each character, and tying...

Modern Kierkegaard

Reincarnations on Twitter A couple of weeks ago, I received a notification on my phone that I had been followed by "Modern Kierkegaard"...

“If I used a poem to break out,

I can use a poem to sneak in.” "Forbidden Welcome" - a short story of poets, philosophers, and a totalitarian government with a robot -...

An Underwood From Out of Time

As you may have heard, a little freak weather event called Hurricane "Superstorm" Sandy ripped through the area recently doing its best...

George R. R. Martin Book Signing in NYC

George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, made an appearance at the Barnes & Noble in New York City's Union...

Franz Kafka: Physical Writing Process

Quartered Onionskin Paper & My Own Blue Notebooks There’s an episode fairly late in Kafka’s life, September 1917 to April 1918, when his...

William Gibson: Physical Writing Process

The Cyberpunk Future was Written on Hemingway’s Typewriter In my abandoned, unfinished novel RPGs Aren’t Censored, a character says, “The...

Jack Kerouac: Physical Writing Process

Whenever I encounter tales of the way writers physically sit down to write one of their books, I’m always fascinated. I like to imagine...

Creative Overgrowth

in a Windowsill Garden I am honored to have my work included in On A Narrow Windowsill: Fiction & Poetry Folded Onto Twitter alongside 42...

Love of Literature

and Hatred of Fellow Man: Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos I love the poetry of Ezra Pound, but it is unfortunate that he cast the tainted...

"Wayfinder: Home of the Lýkos"

and "To Live a Life That is Not My Own" by Suany Cañarte It's been a big publishing week for the author Suany Cañarte. Finally, some of...