Why We Read

So often writers sacrifice their characters so that we, the readers, may experience a different outcome.  In David Jauss’ story Glossolalia, the protagonist is consumed by regret. “Perhaps if I had said yes, we might have talked about that terrible day… … Continue reading

On Tone

Have you ever wondered how many ways there are of saying Oh…  The following poem give us an exquisite lesson on the subtleties of tone. OH  As if she were to bump her shin in the night and utter a … Continue reading

The Syntax of Cats

Every move a cat makes is elegant, deliberate.  The moments of awkwardness are so rare, and the cat appears so discomfited when they occur, that I have to laugh, unkind as it is.  What if we as writers, in the … Continue reading