Writing Shame

Writing Shame

By Peter Gajdics   In the spring of 2004, when I was 39 years old, I started writing a memoir about my six years in a form of “conversion therapy” at the hands of a licensed psychiatrist, and the medical malpractice suit I’d filed against the doctor for treating...
Invasion of the Index Cards

Invasion of the Index Cards

By Nina Sadowsky The index cards start in a tidy pile on my desk. As a writing project progresses, the pile of old-school, variously colored cards grows, forming the arc of the story. I assign each chapter a card, using a color-coded system to differentiate character...
John Steinbeck, Crime Buster

John Steinbeck, Crime Buster

By Ryder W. Miller   Murder at Full Moon, a novel John Steinbeck (1902-1968) wrote in college at Stanford University, but was never published, can only be found at The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. Steinbeck wrote Murder at Full Moon (1931) to earn some...