When you’re Alexander Poole, everyone’s your teacher: A skeevy stereo salesman, master of the bait and switch. A flaky folk singer and his dog that reads Tolkien. A drug dealer loan shark with a passion for trees. A ballsy townie chick who turns you on to Springsteen. Your wiseass roommate whose favorite pastime is smoking your dope. Your first college girlfriend who has sex with you to confirm that she’s gay. Even your one true love. Together they point you to paradise – Poole’s Paradise – but what will it cost to get in? … More A Review of “Poole’s Paradise” by John Vorhaus
“Yet, ever since the beginning of this whole literary pipe dream, Writer Unboxed has been there. If you’ve followed me for more than five minutes, then you know how I feel about this group; I’ve found my Stein. Bartender, pour me a Guinness.” … More The Writer Unboxed UnConference: The Journey to My Own Moveable Feast
Another Saturday afternoon taking care of household business—this time, four new tires and a front-end alignment. I can’t effectively write on my work-in-progress here, but I can tell you what it’s like to pull a story out of my…head. Luckily, Tire Kingdom has wi-fi, so consider this a lazy-day brain-doodle. Simply hit play and read … More Cracking the WIP!
Welcome to the first posting of The Progressive Book Club 2014. Whether you’re a participant or not, I invite you to review the list below and allow the group to shine a light on some of our best reads of the past thirty days. Each month is open to new members, with selections as diverse as the … More PBC: Running With Scissors
This post is a part of Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. We meet the first Wednesday of every month to share our doubts and fears, or words of encouragement on obstacles conquered. For more information, follow the link to Alex’s site. Hope to see you next month. The following story took place last … More Love Bugs and Dog Days