Writing Philosophy

Scott Driscoll Blogs… After asking what I did for a living, the cashier at a grocery store I frequented gave me a confused look and said, “Oh, you teach fiction? What’s that? Is that, like, making stuff up?” There was no line—it was late, after class—so I told her the following story. One sweltering Sunday […]

EPIC Writers Workshop

Looking for a one-off writers’ workshop? I will be teaching The Art of Story Structure for the EPIC Group Writers Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to Noon in Edmonds, Washington. The workshop (o… Source: EPIC Writers Workshop

EPIC Writers Workshop

Looking for a one-off writers’ workshop? I will be teaching The Art of Story Structure for the EPIC Group Writers Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to Noon in Edmonds, Washington. The workshop (open to 20 max) will be held in the real estate office of Coldwell Banker Baine at 108 5th Ave. S., […]

Fall Writing Class Opportunities

The kids are back in school. Weather is turning chilly. Soon the inevitable gray lid will settle in. No better time to get back to the business of writing. At a recent Seattle Arts and Lecture event (Ann Pachett talking about where her stories come from and why she writes them), an aspiring writer asked […]

Goodbye To All That? A New Look At The Old Flaneur

“I’m drawn to characters who …watch and scrutinize and meander and collect and document their surroundings,” notes Joanna Luloff, writing for the Missouri Review’s new Genre Convention blog. What she admits she’s referring to is the “recognizable, even romantic, observer/wanderer” known in literature as the “flaneur.” What is a flaneur? And why should we care? […]