My name is Abe and I like stories. I like to receive them, and I like to give them. I think that they help us to understand this world, I think that they help us to pioneer the great unknown, and I think that they help us connect to our core.
I do write, but I am not a professional by any stretch of the imagination. I do not suggest you come to this blog expecting to learn how to negotiate a contract with an agent or how to market a bestseller. I have nothing to offer in that regard.
I do have strong feelings about what makes writing rewarding, meaningful, and distinctive, though. I humbly offer my opinions as just that: opinions. I would love to hear your different perspectives and disagreements. Let’s write together.
First of every month:
Story of the Storyteller – A brief update of the work on my full-length novel.
Every Monday morning:
Writer’s Toolkit – Join me as we examine an individual principle or concept to better our craft. These concepts are further illustrated with examples from some of the most timeless tales.
Every Wednesday morning:
Show, Don’t Tell – Time to put our theorizing into practice with a weekly short piece that illustrates the principle discussed earlier in the Writer’s Toolkit. These short stories cover a large breadth of genre and style.
Every Friday morning:
The Editor’s Bench – I take one of my favorite short stories and refine it, correcting errors and improving structure until it is of a publishable quality.
Every few weeks will comprise a “series” which is composed of thematically similar concepts and short stories. The series will end with a capstone and then move on to the next.