Random Thoughts from PNWA 2016

My spontaneous appearance at the 2015 Singapore Writer’s Festival aside, last month’s Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference (PNWA) was the first such conference I ever attended. And now that I’ve had time to study my notes and reflect on the dozen-plus panels and lectures I witnessed, I truly believe that this was an important step forward Read More …

A Year in First Sentences, Non-Fiction Edition

I can’t promise my Fiction/Non-Fiction split will always be as equal as it was in 2014 (13 fiction to 11 non-fiction, with On the Road being shifted to the former) but I do like to try. I find well-told narrative non-fiction (you’re unlikely to find me embracing the term “creative non-fiction”) to be every bit as enjoyable Read More …