July 21, 2014
I would like to talk with others about the writing life-not just writing, but editing, publishing, etc. And I would like to share my work with others for review and suggestions on how to strengthen it.
Part of my job throughout my career was technical and business writing. After several decades of that I am now trying to work with other forms- short fiction, essays, poetry.
I am working on either a series of short stories or a novella about coming of age in the mid 1960s- cliche I know but a personal retrospective that was important to tackle before moving on to more contemporary and emotionally challenging themes of later life. I am also working on a series of essays about retirement. I am also keeping a journal of short poems that deal day to day personal experiences and observations.
A willingness to share constructive and hopefully helpful observations.
Now that I'm retired I am trying to transition from a career of technical/business writing to short fiction, poetry, and essays.