Norval takes a rest. This is pretty much how our outings go. I move, Norval doesn’t. If he’s not sniffing, relieving himself, eating sticks, or barking at Gus the Goldendoodle, he’s most likely defying me. He knows he gets rewarded for “good walking,” so when he loses the mood, and he doesn’t see me reaching … Continue reading Learning to Wait: Walking the Dog as Contemplative Practice
Clark Gable: “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, do you write?” William Faulkner: “Yes, I do, Mr. Gable. And what do you do?” It’s a simple enough question, posed to me by the office manager at my dentist’s office this morning while I’m paying my bill. (I’m not really dressed to be out in public, so this may … Continue reading “Do you work?”
Poets & Writers magazine has updated its submission calendar with deadlines for all sorts of contests and calls for manuscripts. You can check it out here.
MayBelle is constantly on the lookout for good places to submit her writing. Here's one she'd like to share with her fellow wordsmiths. She vows to enter the contest at Real Simple if you will....
Last week I was surrounded by writers and word lovers and people who aren't scared to ask questions about what it means to be faithful in the sense of religion. It was like being at Disneyland, only it was at Calvin College and there were no circling teacups or obnoxious songs about how small the … Continue reading Rave Review for Festival of Faith and Writing
Writers often contact me asking, "How do I get an agent?" I often respond, "I'm not sure." Because, like many of the curves on the path to publication, it's tricky. It's also competitive. Where I find myself is cheerleading the minority, those few publishing peers who think you can get a fair deal without an … Continue reading Agent Angst