Category Archives: Writing process

Writing About Music for Writing

My friend Jeff has been talking about music, and particularly music while writing. Despite the fact that he brought up the scourge of John Denver, I felt compelled to respond. Truth be told, I haven’t been listening to much music lately. What? A black guy not espousing the joys of music to write to? What [...]

Getting Back to Business

OK, I almost went the way of every other blog or website done strictly for the love and none of the money. I almost let the damn thing atrophy. Toward the end of 2007, daily life was completely taking over all sides of my brain and I wasn’t thinking much about After the MFA. Thankfully, [...]

Writing, Rejection, and Depression

I’m in the thirteenth month of trying to sell my short fiction collection with no buyer in sight, and I’m officially depressed. When I say depressed, I don’t mean clinically or medically depressed. I mean good, old-fashioned sad and upset. I have to admit that I’ve been fairly lucky as a writer. From time to [...]