GET IT DOWN: When a book idea grabs you and won't let go — you might be undergoing the birth of a book. How do you get an idea? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, academic — they all have their own rules.
GET IT RIGHT: Editing. Once you have a first draft in hand, let your work sit untouched overnight, or over a weekend. When you pick it up again, you are no longer the writer, you are the editor. Permission granted to slash paragraphs, rearrange, crumple up a sheet and rewrite from another angle.
Sasha — Thanks for the good work — very thorough. —Steve Eltinge
DWIGHT COOKE, Radio Producer, writer, produced Edgar Bergen, Jack Benny, and others in late radio and early television. “If this — Just Passing Through — is literate, it's Sasha's fault — and I'm grateful.”
KENNETH COLLIER, Former Minister, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
Fundamentally, we read imaginative literature in order to change and evolve as people, and the text that opens and supports that process has great value for us —Robert C. Davis