Welcome to the new Regular Joe. We’re so glad you’re here. The pandemic did a number on many small publications,Read more
By Shannon Bond Aiden Bishop has watched Evelyn Hardcastle die more than once and his only hope for salvation isRead more
By Shannon Bond “My God, Mae thought. It’s heaven.” The opening line in The Circle reflects not only theRead more
By Shannon Bond “She looks upward, praying to Mizuko Jizo the windup bodhisattva to give her mercy.” -Emiko’s prayer, TheRead more
I finished “The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron, in 2019 and my best advice to aspiring artists would be to take what is usable and leave the rest. According to many well-respected humans from the past, such as Siddhartha Gautama and Walt Whitman, this is always a good approach. Each of us has a creative process and our own systems of belief. Art is a craft and to create, we must invite the creativity to flow through us.Read more
You Write WHERE?
David Mamet’s collection of essays entitled WRITING IN RESTAURANTS inspired me to write just about everywhere. Like the pervert-preacher in MIDNIGHT COWBOY, I’ve written on rooftops, I’ve written in bus stations, I’ve written in brothels.
In the interest of full disclosure: Mamet argues that radio is a great training ground for writers, so, perhaps he is not to be trusted.Read more