“Reading is the creative center of a writer's life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in. The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.” ~Stephen King, in “On Writing” I've been revisiting “On Writing,” [...]Read more »
Posts tagged 'Larry Watson'
Larry Watson, multiple award-winning author of many novels, presented a reading at Boswell’s book store in Milwaukee recently to launch his latest novel, American Boy. Two years ago, just before I had the privilege of attending his creative writing classes at Marquette University, I read his beautiful Montana, 1948. It made my list of favorite [...]Read more »
I was the gray-haired lady in two creative writing classes last year, taught by the marvelous author, Larry Watson. Times have changed, most noticeably in classroom distractions. I watched kids texting during class, surfing the web, most noticeably, chatting on Facebook and I judged, scoffed and felt a bit superior with my old-fashioned pen and [...]Read more »