Coney Island and the American Dream

Pick something about New York City that intrigues or excites you and describe why. “Look!” I exclaimed as I wildly waved my bucket and spade in the air, “Mom, look at the sandcastle I made!” My mother let out an amused chuckle. “Interesting, but what else can you make?” she asked with a twinkle in … Read moreConey Island and the American Dream

The Art of the One-Month Novel

College application personal statement One Way Out of Gym, the mystery of a murdered gym teacher, is not a timeless classic. It’s a novel that spent zero weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. There’s only one copy—I published it myself. Few care about Detective Charley or the gym teacher’s demise. But that doesn’t … Read moreThe Art of the One-Month Novel