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The loneliness of the long-distance writer.

The loneliness of the long-distance writer.

I used to think being a writer must be lonely. When I wrote in the past, I was really an academic, squeezing research and writing in during non-teaching hours. Like many people, I thought creative writers were plugging away, at...

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The Rock

The Rock

Why is creative writing so difficult? Picture a seesaw. One of the old-fashioned jobbies with a plank, a middle bit so the down side can go up and the up side can go down. With me still? On the high end, a weedy little character, kicking skinny legs, getting nowhere....

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The Rock

The Rock

Number 1 rule for writers. My novel, The Rock (working title, of course, they all are) is a murder mystery, listing towards psychological thriller. Logline: A strong-willed constable stationed on a remote Australian island solves a brutal murder but alienates a...

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