The Writing Room: Is Less More? Or Is More More?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Which of the following paragraphs works better for you? Why? "It was a letter from the lover who had left me heartbroken … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Two Must-Have Craft Journals for the Literary Writer

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When the pile of periodicals on the kitchen counter at our house gets to be about a foot high and the magazines, slippery and … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Green for God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Green Bible: Understand the Bible's Powerful Message for the Earth, NRSV, Foreword by Desmond Tutu, HarperOne, 1312 pages, … [Read more...]

A Mother Who Prevailed at Auschwitz

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ernie Hollander and his family arrived at Auschwitz in 1944. He was seventeen years old and on his coat he wore a large yellow … [Read more...]

Writing Room: Ending Paragraphs and Sentences with a Bang

By Barbara Falconer Newhall One of the handiest writing tips I know – and an easy one to implement – is this: Think about how you end your paragraphs. … [Read more...]