Memorable Quotes: Hey Dude fascist arena

Here is another quote from Scott Turow’s legal/crime thriller Presumed Innocent that sticks in my brain (see quote 1 here). Turow’s Kindle County location is a stand-in for the Chicago area, long associated with… er… self-interested government officials, shall we say, along the lines of the old Tammany Hall political machine in the late decades Read More …

Inspiration: sad and scratchy and smelly and bleeding

Quote from Amy Sue Nathan, posted here on the blog Women’s Fiction Writers: …if we are ones meant to write our stories — the real ones or the make believe ones — we must write them loud and real. Write them big and full and explosive and relentless. Write them sad and scratchy and smelly Read More …

Best Stories I Ever Stole: the Arguing Airplane Mechanics

I confess that this story never happened to me, but I’ve been telling it for years as if it did. I stole it. And then, I wrote about it. Since I am an inveterate story thief, I have lots of these. I’ll be sharing them with you over time, in this recurring post series. This Read More …