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Untenable Selected Shorts

Whenever I try to listen to Selected Shorts, I get itchy from hearing the show’s deadly combination of writers writing writerly and actors acting actorishly. […]

In Harder Times, Freelance Market for Writing Gets Even More Desperate

This past August, J. Clifford reviewed the freelance writing market at He was shocked at the time to find writers competing for the privilege of selling their writing at a rate of $5 per 500-word article. With the economy grinding Americans down harder still, the rates at this freelance market have gone down further […]

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month – 10th Anniversary!

My greatest fiction of National Novel Writing Month is that I will finish what I’m writing before the end of November. […]