by Chaunce Stanton Houdini's agonizing final performance at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan reimagined. TO HEAR THE AUTHOR READ THIS STORY, LISTEN TO EPISODE 21 of BOXFLAP Houdini clutched the armrest as another flash of pain exploded within him. The interior of the train was too loud, overwhelming his senses. He just wanted off. … Continue reading Live From the Garrick – Houdini’s Final Performance
Writers write, of course, but did you know that not all authors read? I know, right? In my opinion, reading is fundamental. Everyone should read, and if reading is a struggle for some people, they need reading buddies! Reading is a way to: Learn how other writers approach the craft of writingUnderstand what other readers … Continue reading Recent Reads: October 2020
What's the strangest memento you would keep from a dead relative? Meet Hans Nilson Langseth, a Norwegian-American who farmed in Elkton Township, Minnesota. Hans held the record for the world's longest beard. He was born in Eidsvoll, Norway in 1846 and came to the United States in 1867, where he settled down to farm in … Continue reading Strange Mementos from Dead Relatives
Because I live on a hobby farm, you'd think my stamp collection would be organized by now.
Don't worry - this post isn't political. It's a-political and it's a-funny one.
Are you always on the prowl for a good historical fiction novel? Would you like to help authors "up their game" in creating compelling historical fiction you'll love? I'm collaborating with other writers of historical fiction to create a guide for authors who are beginning their own forays into writing historical fiction. There are many … Continue reading Calling All Historical Fiction Readers!
Which of these top 10 best-selling books from 1920 would you most like to read?
Do you ever have the dream where you discover that your house has an "extra" room you never knew about? 16 years ago I wrote my second novel. Apparently. This past weekend I was organizing a big batch of hard-copy creativity: journals, short stories, poems, songs, cartoons, essays, and novel sketches. Some was hand-scrawled on … Continue reading Jackpot
This is just a quick post – I will get into tips for writing critique more deeply at a later time when I’m not in the middle of writing a scene on the new work-in-progress. Don’t treat all feedback equally. Asking your mom what she thinks about your writing (assuming she’s not the target demographic … Continue reading \Critique\
Is there a point where the I emerges and sees use for the We? Writing is a solitary activity where we spend hours in our heads or at our laptops or scribbling in notebooks. It’s at that moment, when we emerge from the doors of our little writer workshop, that we have this thing we … Continue reading Writing Alone / Publishing Community?