KidSpirit OnLine: Where Young Souls Take On the Big–Old–Questions

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Does truth have inherent value? What is beauty? Those are questions many writers won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, except … [Read more...]

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...]

Dale Chihuly’s Glass: Fine Art? Kitsch? Or Both?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I can’t make up my mind about Dale Chihuly. He’s a glassblower, which makes him a craftsman. But is he also an artist? He's … [Read more...]

Writers Need Editors – And Mine Wants My Manuscript Turned In, Now

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It’s time. Time for me to put the final tweaks and edits on my book manuscript so that my editor can send it off to be … [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...]