April 20, 2017

I want to share a little behind-the-scenes look into how we determine the order for the work in Door Is A Jar literary magazine. Once the piece has been approved, it is given a ranking number, based on its tone, from 1 to 3. 1 being something slow, heavy or sad, like a...

November 21, 2015

It happened on a short subway ride from Lorimer Street to DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn. Six stops. It was the end of January and I was wearing my green camouflage jacket and flannel red hunter's hat with the earflaps and fuzzy lining. While warm, I stuck out in comparison...

May 26, 2015

I like to write a little bit of everything; short stories, poems, plays, but I have a special place in my heart for tackling larger projects like novels. But this can be very time-consuming and exhausting, especially when I hit a block that brings my writing to a halt.

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March 24, 2015

When I'm working on a story, especially one I'll be spending a lot of time with, I like to come up with a playlist to help me set the tone for a particular scene or character. Along these musical lines, I came across a method to help influence my writing.

A few years ag...

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