This post is Riff’s 50th. We’ve only been around since late October of 2020, but already have posted some “Greatest Hits” with topics ranging from...
“Every flower blooms at a different pace.”
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Isolation has always been my love language, but as soon as I’m stationed overseas (which happens A LOT) or told to social distance, I’m compelled to...
Here early in this new year, I’m thinking of how much 2020 asked of us, not only in our day-to-day lives but in our writing lives as well. As I’ve...
I’ve just gotten an email. Hope fades like a rainbow as I scan to the part where they tell me that my story isn’t a good fit for the magazine and...
For many years, while I was working full time, I got up early to write before my kids woke up and things got hectic. As a die-hard night owl,...
A couple of years ago, I hit a wall with my debut novel, 142 Ostriches. I was so frustrated working on it that I literally felt nauseous when I...
In the late 1950s, Jack Kerouac typed out a list of thirty points describing his writing practice in a piece titled “Belief and Technique for Modern...