Everything I Never Told You

Just finished this book by Celeste Ng. I picked it up after seeing it referenced in a review of Chemistry, Weike Wang's debut novel released in 2017. (I'm w orking on an official review of the latter. Hoping to get it published soon.) Everything I Never Told You was a riveting read. It's. The novel begins with the… Continue reading Everything I Never Told You

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Sensing

Here's a quick poem I wrote this morning. I've been working on mindfulness lately, and I've been struck with the overwhelming nature of entertainment in our culture today. I often find it bombarding its way into my mind and taking over before I even realize it. It can be hard to pursue the practice of mindfulness when our attention… Continue reading Sensing

On Producing

Yesterday, my 14 year old stepbrother emailed me a copy of the novel he's been working on. I opened the Word document entitled "Cupid" - not really sure what I was expecting to find. What I found put me to shame. The document was 100 pages long. Surely, if my 14 year old stepbrother can write one… Continue reading On Producing

Writing as Discovery

It’s a common misconception that writing is simply the process of transmitting the words in your head to a sheet of paper. But this couldn’t be further from reality. In fact, the first words I put on paper are rarely the ones I agree with. I write, not because I have the answers, but because… Continue reading Writing as Discovery