REWRITING MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Andrew Richardson is the author of The Footholder’s Tale, a re-telling of an ancient Welsh story where a maidenly Footholder (almost literally one who holds, or massages, an injured foot) is the only hope to save the king’s life and soothe his battle-injured foot. However, his nieces and nephews schemeRead More …

On Jokes, and How to Take Them

You probably already know more about the Charlie Hebdo massacre than I do. This isn’t about that. The shooting spree is certainly the spark for what I have to say here but, aside from sharing in the grief of this senseless loss of life, it’s not exactly the point. ThisRead More …

Writer Brain vs Non-Writer Brain

From Mumbling in the Dark or Tales From Detroit If you’ve ever wondered: Three senarios comparing Writer Brain (WB) to Non-Writer Brain (NWB) while out for a walk in Eliza Howell park in the early morning hours. SENARIO 1: SCENE: White van with blacked-out windows enters the park. NWB: MayRead More …

Collective Nouns for Writers

Thanks to EJ Knapp for this. I love collective nouns and, as a writer, was always disappointed that there is no official collective noun for a group of writers. Over the years I’ve made up a few and have collected many more in my travels through books on the subjectRead More …

Children of the Canyon

by David Kukoff Due for release March 1, 2014, Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in LA’s fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood as the 1960s counterculture is coming to an end. David’s record producer father works with the reclusive former leader of a surfRead More …