My Books in progress and published

My current obsession has no working title A novel about a young woman from my home town, Stoke-on-Trent--the Staffordshire Potteries. Set in the years immediately before and after World War II, it's story about balancing duty to family and desire to succeed as an artist, while growing up. I'm revising, hoping to be ready for … Continue reading My Books in progress and published

A Little Life is a lot of book

Hanya Yanagihara's superb novel is more than 700 pages--that's 32 hours and 51 minutes on audiobook. I listened to it in the car and, unusual for me, put in earphones to continue out of it. Often I sat in the driveway and in parking lots, transfixed by the story, not wanting to break away. A … Continue reading A Little Life is a lot of book

The moving hands have written–now what?

I took a lesson from Joe Bunting last week from his How to write a short story and wrote a story--my shortest ever at 1,500 words. I'm pleased with it. Now it's like windfall cash in my pocket, burning its way out, demanding to be read. I put it on Story PenPal and one kind writer reviewed … Continue reading The moving hands have written–now what?