Month: September 2015

Homage to C. K.Williams


Homage to C. K. Williams I am deeply saddened by the passing of a great poet, Charles Kenneth Williams, who always used his initials, C. K. before his last name. At the 2008 Palm Beach Poetry Festival I was offered any poetry workshop I wanted to act as intern/assistant to a poet, due to seniority.  […]

Three Things Authors Need to Know about Dialogue by Chéri Vausé


by Chéri Vausé Three Things Authors Need to Know 1. Don’t write dialogue the way people talk Sol Stein, the great editor and author of luminaries like Elia Kazan and James Baldwin, taught a class on dialogue that had never been taught to writers before. He taught at University of California at Irvine and had to hold the […]

How to Use Twitter: Some Quick Tools


How to Use Twitter: Some Quick Tools What I’ve learned about  how to use Twitter Thank people for favorites and re-tweets–sometimes you can reciprocate with things you like from their pages Don’t push your book every single minute. (Everyone out there is trying to do the same thing.) Put up pertinent material–for instance I tweeted […]