Category Archives: art of writing

Every little once in a while

                Every little once in a while there is a song, a murmur, a hope. Every little once in a while there is life, and singing, and cheer. If what you want is … Continue reading

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Seiji

When editor Anita Sundararaj suggested I write a story for a book Professor Mohammad A. Quayum was editing of new Asian short stories, I backed away, saying that I’m not Asian, so probably wouldn’t qualify. She urged me to write … Continue reading

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Where we find the stories in our lives

Looking into this garden, what stories do you see? There are many there, stories of all kinds; all you and I have to do is look for them: stories for children, for adults; love stories;  stories of sadness and loss. … Continue reading

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Ask the Monkey

The way I write a story is simple: what (or who) is the story about (a person, an event, a location, a specific time in history), and who is the main character? Once I have that, the story pretty much … Continue reading

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A change in direction

Though I’m known as a writer of fiction, I’ve also been writing and publishing poetry since the mid-1970s. I love poetry. Writing poetry is, for me, both joyous and freeing. At this point in my life and career, I am … Continue reading

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What I write and why I write it

I write for one simple reason: I love telling interesting stories about people, the kind of stories that people remember and, hopefully, will pass on to others. Humans have probably told stories for as long as humans have been around. … Continue reading

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Upcoming interview on Facebook

I’ll be on Facebook from April 10th at 10AM to April 12th at 1PM to answer questions about my latest book and my career as a writer and author. Drop by, ask questions, share, and talk about writing, reading, and … Continue reading

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