Member Spotlight – Stewart Harris

We’re pleased to spotlight Stewart Harris and his writing life. Thank you for helping us spread the word on how the KWG supports our writing community for writers at all stages of their writing journey.

  1. What kind of writing do you do?
    As a law professor, I write journal and law review articles that no one reads (well, perhaps a few people do, occasionally). As an aspiring novelist, I write books that no one publishes–yet.
  2. What is your current writing project?
    I have two full-length manuscripts that I am currently pitching to agents: The Nazi Killer, about a lawyer-turned-vigilante who assassinates white supremacists, and Absolute Victory, an alternate history premised upon Franklin Roosevelt surviving the end of World War II.
  3. What is your writing goal?
    To entertain, to enlighten, and to make enough money to write full-time.
  4. What is your day job?
    Well, there’s that law professor thing.
  5. When did you join KWG and how do you like to participate?
    Several years ago. I serve as vice president of the board, but, honestly, I do that out of a sense of duty. I get the most out of workshops and my writing group, the Pre-Pulitzers.
  6. Awards, prizes, or writer feel-good moments?
    No awards, no prizes. I feel good when I’m writing, when I’m in the zone. Which mostly happens between two and four in the morning.
  7. Who or what inspired you to write?
    Herman Wouk, rest in peace. His fiction speaks to me. And Charles Ferry, a writer of Young Adult novels, who published several wonderful books and died in obscurity.
  8. What KWG programs or workshops stand out for you?
    Too many to mention. It’s always great to get together with fellow writers, especially in person. Go to hell, Covid.
  9. Has a KWG writing group helped you?
    Yup. Pre-Pulitzers, who encourage me and help me to see my many flaws. Thank you, Ladies.
  10. Do you have any writing rituals, favorite snacks or times/places to write?
    In the wee hours, when the world is quiet.
  11. What helps when you get stuck?
    I never get stuck. I have the opposite problem. I don’t want to stop.
  12. What’s the best thing you’ve read lately?
    Drive by Lt. Col, Charles Codman, aide to General George Patton.
  13. What is your secret talent?
    I can carry a tune. But I rarely mention it, because, when I do, someone inevitably asks me to sing the National Anthem.

I’m too boring for a bio.  But I do have a public radio show and associated social media.  Google “Your Weekly Constitutional.”