Clifford Garstang’s novel Oliver’s Travels features a young man’s coming of age, philosophical discourse, and a darn good argument for world travel to expand awareness. Garstang himself took this advice, living and working all over Southeast Asia and Kazakhstan before taking on writing a novel. Book Title: Oliver’s Travels Publisher: Regal House Publishing Genre: Novel […]
Novel Writing is Hard
And why it feels so good when you’re done.
Consider the Field
The hay field changes every week in the growing season, and in North Carolina the wild growing season starts in winter. By February, I’m seeing these tiny flowers everywhere in low grass, by the side of the road, in my ragged lawn, a promise of coming spring. Such a bright blue! Smaller than my smallest fingernail. Hopeful, upright, the color of the sky, they remind me that once I was a child, low to the ground myself, noticing everything.
Summer Writers Plan
Dear Kitchen Table Writers, Below is a list of summer reading I plan to do — and I recommend for you. I’ve dipped into each of these and am eager to find a hammock somewhere and read for hours on end. Share your reading list in the comments! Summer Reading List Let Me Out Here, […]
Hemingway in Pittsboro
I used to think that as a writer I had to hole up in my little room and write and write, and never come out until I was done. But it dawned on me that unlike in journalism, with creative work nobody really cared if I ever finished something. That gets a little weird after […]