Where Author Richard Rodriguez Sees the Face of God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Why do you believe in God?” Kaya Oakes wanted to know. The question was her opening salvo to fellow author Richard … [Read more...]

Tulips and Sex — Writing as If Everyone I Know Were Dead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I want to write about tulips today. I don’t want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means … [Read more...]

Books I Might Read If I Weren’t So Danged Busy Writing My Own

By Barbara Falconer Newhall So many books. So little time. And a manuscript deadline looming so near. Titles at the Top of My Gotta-Read List Consider … [Read more...]

Writing the Personal Essay — Forget the Good, Go for the Bad and the Ugly

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I sit down to write a personal essay or a blog post, I start with a story. I look around in my life for a moment that I … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: My Book’s Almost Done, Sorta

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My book is close to done. I've been working on it for nigh on to 13 years now. Can't imagine how it will feel to have it  … [Read more...]