How to Handle Jealousy as a Writer


Unsolicited Opinions

“One person reminded me of what Jean Rhys once wrote, that all of us writers are little rivers running into one lake, that what is good for one is good for all, that we all collectively share in another’s success and acclaim. I said, “You are a very, very angry person.” –Anne Lamott That quote […]

October 27, 2018

Storytelling Basics in The Godfather (s)


Unqualified Analysis

I avoided it for years. My four older brothers used to talk about it at family gatherings in reverential tones; discuss every white-lipped utterance flung from Al Pacino’s lips; hum the score like a dirge throughout the house; expound on the virtues of Parts I and II and deride the third. I’m speaking, of course, […]

October 3, 2018