A Writer, Working In A New Age

These times open a broad new horizon to every writer. To reach audience, we once had to pass through many a corporate turnstile. Now, we bypass them, on our way to smart phones and other e-readers by the hundreds of millions.

So launching this blog, I congratulate the audience out there. You’ve become the new curators of meaningful and worthy writing. Editors and publishers will keep feeding you the work of novelists, journalists, and others who have a voice. But more than ever, your voice will hold sway.

Too many writers for years worked with a red-carpet hubris — hiding from their readers as though their celebrity counted them as some higher evolution. I believe readers have longed for generations to feed back thoughts of their own — even to build relationships with the writers they adore and those they despise. Readers, for this writer, your connection time has come. Rather than hiding from you, I want to hear from you, to interact, to share ideas and take all the praise and vitriol you wish to lay on me. My life is beautifully made of relationships. I will hold my relationship with you as sacrosanct, always.

In this new time, look for me to carry on a bit about fiction — including She-Rain, which will have a new blog of its own here — but also expect to see major swaths of my new Southern novel, For The Love of Honeysuckle Road. Coming soon.

With all that, we’ll celebrate what writing does best — connect hearts and minds in ways that rise above words.  I’m a writer vowing to entertain and say something in the vicinity of worthwhile. In this new age that will compel my literary eyes and ears to work as well as my mouth and my pen, let me hear how I’m doing, straight from YOU!

And, again, WELCOME!!

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3 Responses to “A Writer, Working In A New Age”

  1. Dianne Peeler Says:

    That’s why you are so loved and respected.

  2. KATHY BURRELL Says:

    MICHAEL, I HAD RATHER TALK TO THE ONE WHO WROTE THE BOOK, JUST LIKE READING THE BOOK.MEETING YOU AND SHARING WRITING EXPERIENCES WITH YOU MAKES FOR GOOD WRITING AND READING! I KNOW YOU WILL DO WELL WITH THIS NEW ONE, ON A NOTHER EXPERIENCE WITH SHE RAIN. MANY HUGS TO YOU AND JILL.

  3. Hi Michael, Looking forward to reading more.

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