If you find you HAVE to write fiction, if it’s in your life blood and is as important as breathing, then please know that I am pouring everything I have learned in 45 years of professional creative writing into a book – for you.
This will be a very personal book on the subject of writing because I’ve lived every minute of it and because I didn’t want to write a textbook.
It’s a kind of talk between me and all the people who want to be professional creative writers, and it’s not just a one-way talk, because I do hear many of your questions and answer them. I can hear them because for years I taught at writing conferences around the country and adult classes in my own community in order to share what I love to do – in a way that I wish someone had shared it with me when I was starting out.
There are chapters in my book to bring you from that first moment of inspiration to the final product of your choice: short story, novel, screenplay, or stage play. This is one man’s method of creative writing that has survived and is still surviving. It’s my method, practiced and sharpened over decades as I struggled, learned, and made a career of it that began in the 70s and carries on now.
My most recent film, Words and Pictures starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, was released in 2014. At the beginning of 2015, my play 154 and Paradise was just ending its eight-performance booking at Santa Barbara’s Center Stage Theater.
I’m not boasting. I’m just telling you that I am NOT writing this book from a rocking chair, wistful about the past.
So let’s take this journey together, and I wish you all the satisfaction I have had. I will keep you informed of the book’s progress on this site. I’m well into my second draft and enjoying every day of the work. It will be called, simply, WRITE and will be in the eBook form.
Visit my HOME page for blog postings and check here in BOOK-IN-PROGRESS for news about WRITE. Thanks.