The Writer’s Paradox

The Writer’s Paradox

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the paradox of being a writer. In any given day, we can swing from absolute euphoria and confidence in ourselves in the morning before spiraling into a pit of despair and insecurity by noon. We can look at a sentence one day and...

Learning to let go

  There’s a terrific Hanukkah story called Herchel and the Hanukkah Goblins wherein a traveler (Herchel) comes to a village where the residents are being terrorized by goblins who hate Hanukkah. Our hero outwits the goblins and all is restored....
Elements: How I Approach Setting

Elements: How I Approach Setting

I feel like I’ve crossed another milestone. I’ve had a realization recently about setting, which writing instructors will tell you is one of the key elements of fiction, along with characters and plot, but which I see a little differently. I’m a...