Two new press write ups

It’s pretty exciting to see Native Moments getting some press in the surfing community. The one I really wasn’t expecting showed up on Brazilian site. Continue reading Two new press write ups

Keys to Hemingway’s Writing

Reading Dr. Allen Josephs’ book On Hemingway and Spain: Essays and Reviews 1970-2013, I came across a great little nugget of information that Josephs has observed about how Hemingway wrote. These were 5 keys to Hemingway’s method: 1) inventing from experience 2) omitting 3) visualizing  4)making the reader feel it  5)secretly writing poetry I try to remember these things when I write. Not because I … Continue reading Keys to Hemingway’s Writing

Is blogging a waste of time for writers?

Author L.L. Barkat thinks so: I will not lie. I have not heard of L.L. Barkat until I came across her blog post. So, is it a waste of time? I looked at her Amazon page, her twitter account and even saw that she has a lifecoaching business and website. She wrote a blog about blogging being a waste of time, yet it exposed … Continue reading Is blogging a waste of time for writers?

Stoner, Preorder Contest and The End

I’ve been doing a lot of starting and stopping when it comes to reading lately. Can’t seem to get fully invested into a book the last few weeks. A buddy of mine has been telling for a while now that I must read Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)┬áby John Williams. It arrived in the mail yesterday. I skipped the introduction because I felt it … Continue reading Stoner, Preorder Contest and The End

List of Anticipated Books for 2016

Someone on Good Reads created a list of the most anticipated literary fiction books of 2016 and Native Moments  has been included. If you have a Good Reads account please follow this link and give Native Moments a vote.  I promise I’ll ease up on the self-centered posts in the future, but I’m learning all these new websites that I apparently need to be active on. Up until about … Continue reading List of Anticipated Books for 2016

September Submissions, updated.

In the month of September I have sent 36 queries for my novel Native Moments. I’ve received 5 rejections in return. All forms. The most straight forward was one that said, “not for me.” No capitalization, no punctuation, no gesture of gratitude. I guess it just wasn’t for her. I may tweak my query letter yet again. At least I haven’t received one like Gertrude … Continue reading September Submissions, updated.

Top 5 must visits in New Orleans

┬áVery few cities inspire art like New Orleans. Whenever my creative well begins to dry, a quick stroll through the French Quarter along with a few libations and I’m ready sit my ass in a chair in front of a computer and write again. For first time visitors, The Big Sleazy can be intimidating. Of course everyone wants to go to Bourbon Street, but in all honesty, Bourbon Street is the least exciting place and most annoying. If Erin Rose or French 57 weren’t located just off the famous street of debauchery, I may never hop over puke filled puddles or dodge flying beads from above again. But those two places make my Top 5. So, this is just a quick day trip visit guide of what I like to do when have to time practice the art of the flaneur in one of the most beautiful cities in America. Continue reading “Top 5 must visits in New Orleans”