Blog #4

Writing workshops have always been fun. They allow me to spend time with people who would love to break into a writing career. But getting launched –let’s face it-- is a challenge. It’s hard to imagine seeing a book with our name on the cover. It was an early ambition for me. I started a novel when I was about ten years old. The title was to be The Canals of Mars. I don’t think I got much past that. I lost all confidence in my ability to get published when I was in college. That might be because I discovered people like Theodore Dreiser, James Thurber, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Bronte. The downside of reading through their work is that they set the bar pretty high. I knew quickly that I’d n