Writing as Patchwork Quilt

Partner Pam wrote a powerful and evocative piece about the importance of sensory recall in her most recent post, and her writing, as...

The Importance of Being There

Writers often hear “write what you know.” I have found that to be bad advice for many experts, as you’d be amazed how many knowledgeable...

SHOCK WAVES

By Mark Stevens Editor's Note: We at Free Range Writers are honored that Mark Stevens agreed to be our next guest author, and that he was...

The End ... or is it the Beginning?

By Dave Butler Typing the words ‘the end’ is incredibly satisfying. When I finished the first draft of my first book of fiction, my...

Crazy Times with Suburban Wildlife

When my washing machine died two minutes into the wash cycle this morning, I had to laugh (after I ran out of swear words). This is the...

Let's Not Sell Out The Places We Love

By Todd Wilkinson Editor's Note: We at Free Range Writers are pleased to offer occasional guest posts. We are deeply honored that Todd...

On Walking and Writing

By Dave Butler I’ve returned from a walk with a close friend and as often happens, the walk inspired me to put words on paper. We hiked a...

Fiction in the Time of COVID

By Dave Butler Following in the footsteps of Pam and Greg, I interviewed myself about what it’s like to be writing fiction at a very...

What She Said

Pam's recent post really resonated with me. Perhaps you can infer that from my rather unhinged comment. Isolation has not been a great...

Nature and Mystery

This snapshot (below) was taken on my way to a skate ski in Grand Teton National Park on a recent stunning April morning. After driving...

Love (of writing) in the Time of Covid

With apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I'm not going to say much about the pandemic. I promise. But as I write this, I'm missing a...

Taking the Flack

Most authors love to hear from readers, and we are especially grateful for reviews, but sometimes the negative messages we receive are...