I read quite a lot, and I write quite a lot about the things I read. Many who know me might insist I put that word literature in quotes. While I enjoy the classics (how many other people think Spenser's "The Fairie Queen" summer reading?), I also have an affinity for lower, more commercial genre writing -- such as science fiction, mysteries, and especially the vast body of fiction churned out for the pulp magazines of the 1930's.

My posts about literature (or "literature") discuss various forms of writing and their presence in our culture. I also share my own writing experiences and observations about publishing in the digital age.

The National November Writing Month event
- This isn't really a competition, just a challenge for each participant to write a 50,000 word novel in the space of 30 days. I've taken (and succeeded) every year I've tried, so far.
 - These are my posts about various types of writing, including some discussions about writers I know personally.

 - I admit I am a student of the pulps. Most of these posts are written not for fellow cognoscenti, but for readers who are unfamiliar with the genre. Basically, these posts are my attempt to explain the appeal and the historical significance of this body of work.