Writing fiction

On storytelling

We do not experience the world directly. There is a moment, albeit an infinitesimally small moment, during which our brain processes experience. So we are always a moment removed from the experience. In that moment, we create the experience, we construct a story to make sense of the experience. Some of us write the story down.

Writing fiction


This week-end is the annual Deadly Ink mystery conference in New Brunswick, NJ. Long-time readers will remember previous discussions of Deadly Ink. It is an intimate gathering of writers, readers and fans. As I have said, elsewhere, "I love spending a weekend chatting about books with old friends and new, with readers and writers alike.… Continue reading LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION