Dark Glasses: A Look Back

I sometimes move on from my old work and almost forget it exists at all. I shouldn’t do that when it comes to anything I’ve tried to do, but especially not with my last book, Dark Glasses. It contains a lot of things that – in my view – still resonate. Here’s just one ofContinue reading “Dark Glasses: A Look Back”

Write On! Radio

Recently, I had the good fortune to be interviewed on KFAI’s Write On! Radio program. They talk to writers of all stripes, including me apparently. Though I was coming off an uneven couple of days, I did my best to hold the line and deliver the goods. If you have time to listen, my bitContinue reading “Write On! Radio”

How to be a Writer – Part Seven

You’re a writer now and, as a writer, you must prepare for the inevitable: that moment when you meet John Grisham himself, face to face; peer to peer. Though I’ve never met the man, meeting John Grisham…I’m guessing there’s nothing like it in the whole world. But you have to be ready for it. For,Continue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Seven”

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”

I Steal From Myself

The headline pretty much says it all. When it comes to copping material from myself, I’m a repeat offender. What’s funny about it, is that I often don’t realize I’m doing it. For instance, in my newest book Comedy Album, there’s a poem towards the end called Happy Hour. What I didn’t realize until justContinue reading “I Steal From Myself”

More Thoughts on Comedy Album

I did my first interview yesterday – promoting Comedy Album. It was interesting. That’s a muscle I haven’t flexed in quite some time. All in all, I think it was fine? Did I hit all my marks? No. Was I at least in the general vicinity of those marks? For the most part, yes. ButContinue reading “More Thoughts on Comedy Album”

Minneapolis Writer Releases Comedy Album – in Print

Minneapolis, MN – September 24, 2020 – Local writer Dan Hendrickson has released a comedy album, but not on vinyl. Instead, he’s transplanted the format to the printed page in Comedy Album, his newest collection of comedic verse. In the recent past, Hendrickson has sometimes referred to his genre as ‘cometry’ (a souped-up blend of comedyContinue reading “Minneapolis Writer Releases Comedy Album – in Print”

The Perils of Tightrope Walking

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the movie The Walk. If not, you really should. It’s a fictionalized account of the life of the guy who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers. It’s a really inspiring flick – entertaining, to boot! My favorite character in the film is Papa Rudy. Papa Rudy isContinue reading “The Perils of Tightrope Walking”