Plumb Blog

I just posted my first entry in a group blog, Plumb Blog. I am pleased to be among such excellent company including Matt Baker, Charles Dodd White, Lavinia Ludlow, Cynthia Reeser, and others.

One of the paradoxes as a student of creative writing was the number of times I heard my teachers declare that writing cannot be taught. In what other profession than writing could a professional declare that the reason for his employment, the teaching of this vocation, is not possible? At the time, I wondered why I was paying this or that teacher’s tuition. And yet despite their best attempts not to teach me writing, I did learn how to write stories and novels from these instructors.

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