I had the pleasure of joining Joshua Pantalleresco on his podcast, Just Joshing. He is full of energy and passion, and a lot of fun to talk to. We talk about teaching, storytelling, life, and books.
The other night as I was having dinner with friends, my wife spilled the beans that a new short story of mine had been accepted for publication. Everybody congratulated me and seemed to think I’m experiencing some whiz-bang success as an author. What they don’t see, however, is the months of rejection letters upon which this single acceptance sits. It is essential, I feel, for us to tell the stories of the minefield of frustration that surrounds those moments of victory. With that in mind, let me share my rejection rates for each of my published works.
John Wick is a rampaging murder machine. He is also the hero we root for in the movie of the same name. Does that make us psychopaths?
Is a hero without a villain just a regular schmo? Can you be heroic in the absence of an opposing force?
A guest blog by Alison Strachan A pursuit in any creative endeavour is incredibly hard. We continue to push ourselves to find time to create and amid the chaos, we challenge ourselves to keep inventing, keep being innovative and keep doing it consistently. If, like me you grab any spare minute you can, how then,... Continue Reading →
A guest blog by Alison Strachan In my last post I concentrated on how we can mentally prepare ourselves in advance so that when we do find time to write, we have already got a few ideas to work with and we can make the most of our creating time. The next stage of the... Continue Reading →
I was recently interviewed by fellow writer Meglena Yordanova. If you'd like to learn more about the book I'm working on, please check it out at the following link: A MOMENT TO SHARE with Brad C. Anderson.