Steinbeck’s Rule for Writing Fiction

The Grapes of Wrath…Of Mice and Men – okay, okay, John Steinbeck knew a thing or two about writing fiction, so I was interested to come across this quote from him on the Goodreads site, “If a story is not about the hearer, he will not listen. And here I...

What’s the Most Inspiring Character Trait of All?

I think it’s resilience, and I’ll tell you why. I never really hit it off with Steinbeck; I tried reading The Grapes of Wrath and found it too bleak, too dusty, so I approached Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell with some anxiety, as both novels deal...