Great Painting/Fun Writing Challenge

What a fun challenge from Jane Dougherty: “I’m posting a painting that I’ve used before to illustrate a poem, Odilon Redon’s Flower-Clouds, and I’m throwing it open to anyone who wants to have a go at writing a one or two sentence story to go with it.” I thought of my character BUCK CRENSHAW when…

Random Opinions About Poets, Short Story Writers and Novelists

  A farmer once told me that sheep farmers were elitist pastoralists interested in landscape and art, cow farmers were salt of the earth types and goat farmers were fun-loving and crazy. But what about writers? Today I want to generalize. Poets are the ones who say they do it for the art and don’t…