If you are a blogger, the odds are you have been going through the same experience as me. If that’s the case, keep reading. There is good news and hope at the end IF YOU’RE A REGULAR VISITOR, you’ll have… Read More ›
Writers and Writing
Books, writers, and the art of writing by Wayne K. Spear
NOTE—This piece is based on a writing assignment in the book 642 Things to Write About, published by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto: “Only ten people will fit in the life raft. Convince the Captain that you should be one… Read More ›
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I GOT CURIOUS about my odds. The biggest lottery in Canada? I have about a one-in-15-million shot at that. Weirdly enough, there are smaller lotteries in this country where my odds are only half that, or one-in-twenty-eight-million. It’s far more… Read More ›
Warning: you may be a writer! WHAT IS A WRITER? The screen shot above has some suggestions: writers are crazy, forgetful and always selling someone out. Now, I’m a writer and I must object to this libel. I am not… Read More ›
DECEMBER 1st has arrived, and here at the ranch that means it’s time to light the advent candle!
WELCOME to Christmas, the time of year when people dress up like serious adults, to go to staff parties where they act like drunken toddlers.
LATER THIS MONTH, I’ll be releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of my 1994 hit collection of stories entitled Real Things Real People Are Really Doing. Available as a download at waynekspear.com—for a limited time only!—this 20th anniversary edition will… Read More ›
I WAS NOT A devotee of Roger Ebert, but Life Itself makes me wish I’d paid more attention to a career that transversed more than five decades.
AN EDITOR ASKED ME not long ago if I might change the word “died” to “passed away” in something I’d written of a late and mutual friend. I respectfully said No, and here’s why.