- Ask me a question about anything. I’ll be honest if I don’t know or don’t want to talk about it.
- Comment on what you like (or don’t) on this site or in my writing.
- Write about something in your life. I promise not to share it or use it in my writing without your permission, but you just might help me learn something about one of my characters.
- Tell me about a book you enjoy; if it appeals to me, or maybe even if it doesn’t, I might blog about it.
- Answer questions I post on this page or bring up in a blog post.
#1: In Crossroads, Willard, who teaches geography in a junior college, may decide to buy a computer. The year is 1985. If you’re old enough to remember your first computer, or have a chance to talk to someone who is, how is this going to work for Willard? And how quickly will 17-year-old Derek learn to use it? Or Willard’s late-20’s son-in-law Jerry? I’m open to any computer memories, true or imaginary, 1985 or more recent.
#2: When Nate was 14, he and a friend tried to set up a “haunted house” for Halloween in an abandoned shack. What might you find in your father’s garage that you could use for this project? What sounds, smells, touchy-feelies, or ghostly sights could you put together?