NCW Podcast Interview

The dynamic writer/radio host Richard Keller asked me about tesseracts, squirrels, writing YA books, suicide prevention, staying sane as a writer, and the trouble with Shakespeare. This is what happened:  http://ncwpodcast.podomatic.com/entry/2015-02-26T11_06_37-08_00 Many thanks to Rich for asking such brilliant questions, and putting this together (with music by Cloud Cult!). If you’re a writer in Colorado, […]

If You Want to Publish You Must Read This (Warning: contains Hitler, F-bombs, and warm fuzzy feelings)

“No vision is real until it’s enacted upon the earth for the people to see.” —Black Elk   I love writers and poets and artists and musicians and all those crazy dreamers who have the guts to enact a vision and put it out in the world for the people to see. But the world is rarely […]

Why You Might Be Asking the Wrong Question About Suicide

The question gets asked over and over again in the wake of a suicide. It goes something like this, “How could he decide to kill himself?”   I heard people ask this dozens of times in various forms when Robin Williams died. And when Ned Vizzini, author of It’s Kindof a Funny Story (and other fabulous […]