Back in May, when this wonderful book first came out, I was knee-deep in my masters' thesis with its author, trying to get my mind around finishing up my grad program. As my thesis advisor, Lisa Romeo was trying to get her mind around the same thing, and putting out her first book at the … Continue reading Did you catch my interview with Lisa Romeo on Write the Book?
Brad Warner has written several books about what the intersection of Zen Buddhism and Japanese monster movies has meant for him personally, as well as what it can mean for all of us who want to learn a little more about meditation and enlightenment and all that. When Warner isn't traveling the world leading Zen … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Dogen
Last November, as we approached the Election Day, I had that week all planned out. On Tuesday night, we’d have an election party at the house to celebrate the election of our first woman president. On Friday, I’d planned to take the day off and work on my radio play, a combination soap opera/farce. When … Continue reading Publishing. We Need It.
We were looking over glossaries of industry terms for publishing class this week, and I spent a good chunk of that time reviewing terms I already know: things like body copy, copyright page, and front matter. Things that I’m familiar with not only as a reader but as somebody who’s lucky enough to get to … Continue reading I’ll Take Colophons for $400
To me, being accomplished means having a recognizable voice. It means feeling at least a moderate comfort level with nearly any topic, even politics. It means being able to write about how I feel about Donald Trump’s presidency, and how it makes me want to poke my eyes out and run into the street screaming, … Continue reading What does it mean to be an accomplished writer?
Little while back when I was so snowed under with writing and advising and teaching and having bronchitis and being so busy I was not talking to anyone who wasn't an immediate family member, I was able to speak with to this amazing and inspiring writer, Shozan Jack Haubner, for Hunger Mountain's website. Our interview is … Continue reading “Is writing in itself a kind of spiritual practice, and if so, how?”
Champlain Publishing is helping Alumna Colleen Rooney publish a collection of essays written by Champlain students. It’s called Publishing: Digitized and Personalized, and it’ll be out in the world Feb. 3. We’re going to have a big party at Champlain that day. You’re invited. So last month, as is apparently my way, I sat back … Continue reading On Publishing…and Procrastination