Newspaperman

I’m a writer and I have often wondered if I’d have made any kind of a reporter. My gut feeling is…I would have made a really poor reporter. I just don’t have a newshound’s instincts. But my respect for quality reportage is real, true and heartfelt. And I honestly believe news is important. As I’veContinue reading “Newspaperman”

How to be a Writer – Part Eight

You’ve already learned so, so much. Under my tutelage, you’ve gone from someone who couldn’t even type to someone who has met John Grisham in person AND written a best-selling novel. You better pinch yourself – just to make sure you’re not dreaming!! Now, unless that pinch snapped you out of this literary wonderland, there’sContinue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Eight”

How to be a Writer – Part Six

You’ve made it! Your debut novel is selling a robust 16 copies per week and now everyone wants to know more about you. It’s a good thing you’re on a nationwide reading tour – so you can tell them! The thing to remember about doing a live reading is that people have been doing thisContinue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Six”

How to be a Writer – Part Five

You’ve done it! You’re a famous writer and now everybody loves you. It was all worth it, wasn’t it? (Of course it was!!). And now that it’s the Year 2023 and Covid is no worse than the flu, it’s time to take your act…on the road! That’s right, my friend: you’re about to embark onContinue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Five”

How to be a Writer – Part Four

Success! You did it! Two months of writing in your spare time and you’ve finished your first novel! What’s more, not one week after typing ‘The End,’ you’ve secured a literary agent! And just two weeks after that, your book is on its way to the printing press! This is what it’s like to beContinue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Four”

How to be a Writer – Part Three

So you want to be a writer, eh? Alright. Okay. Fair enough. But you can’t first become a writer without first picking up some supplies. Here’s what you’re going to need: 1 table 1 chair 1 typewriter (Smith-Corona) 1 inkwell Black ink (two quarts) 6 pens (feather) 1 eraser Reams of paper (3 or 4)Continue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Three”

How to be a Writer

Nobody has ever asked me how to be a writer, which…is a pretty big hint if you stop to think about it (which I never do). So I woke up today and thought, “You know what? I’m going to tell America how to be a writer anyway – simply because.” Now, I don’t want toContinue reading “How to be a Writer”