Worthy Cousins: Abigail & Genevieve

Genevieve, age seven, sits on a bench in the back yard of Rhiannon and Abigail’s home in Seattle, her head lowered, tears streaming down her cheeks. It has been two weeks since her father’s death and nearly a week since his memorial service at MIT and she still can’t accept that she’ll never see him … Continue reading Worthy Cousins: Abigail & Genevieve

Real Bible Studies: The Gospels

While most are familiar with the four canonical gospels found in the Bible, early Christianity produced many gospels, one for just about every notable follower of Jesus. The Gnostics were some of the most prolific in this endeavor, issuing gospels for Peter, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and even Judas Iscariot. There are surviving relicts of the … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: The Gospels

Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft

The Square, Decatur, Georgia, 9 August 2009. I’m formulating a definition of my writing style based on my recent work, which has been focused on my hometown of Atlanta. The name I’ve devised is Southern NeoRealism and I’m working to develop characteristics of it, based on common themes in my writing. For instance, a character’s … Continue reading Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft

Writer’s Manifesto (Revised)

The most important weapon in a writer’s arsenal is language; wield it with skill and precision. The writing should always speak for itself; never explain; never apologize, but always be willing to edit for clarity. Don’t worry about telling the literal truth; be true to the characters, the story, and the artistic vision. Never consider … Continue reading Writer’s Manifesto (Revised)