Getting Back into Drawing

When I was younger, I used to draw my story ideas instead of writing them down. Except for one art class in high school and a Human Figure I drawing class in college, I'm a self-taught drawer, and -- like most Pacific Rim folks of my generation -- my favorite style to draw is anime/ … Continue reading Getting Back into Drawing

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An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

Back in May 2017, a journalism student interviewed me as an assignment and then made it into a very very VERY low-budget video. I didn't know until a few months ago that he uploaded it on YouTube with the privacy settings set to the default "public". I'm not bothered by that because, well, I'm a … Continue reading An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

ONE YEAR LATER... Okay -- what's happened since my previous blog post of 10 July 2017 (EEEEP!):   1) For Fall 2017, I taught my usual stuff of ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and Honors ENGL 1301. In a change of pace, I taught a literature class for mostly dual-credit high students: World Literature I. Since … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I'm still alive! 🙂 Okay -- what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, two students failed because they didn’t submit enough assignments. In the second one, everybody passed, … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

Well, here it is -- my creative writing guidebook for beginners -- Starters: A Beginner's Guide to Creative Writing. While folks can still re-read my past blog posts for Starters' chapters, you can have them all in one place either as a slim print book or as an even slimmer Kindle ebook. As usual, I … Continue reading STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing