On Writing

Why are We Hard-Wired for Stories?

Why are We Hard-Wired for Stories?
Most of us learned at some point about catharsis, the ancient Greek concept that tragic stories give us a kind of emotional cleanse, which is meant to explain the enduring appeal of tragedies—a reason...

For Writing’s Sake

For Writing’s Sake
“No book can ever be finished. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it.”  - Karl R. Popper Karl Popper was not referring to fiction when he said th...