I'm in bed this morning, cradling a heating pad and trying to ignore my body. I've had a lot of musculoskeletal pains over the years, along with some other surprises as I've aged. As I lie here, accepting that I'm being forced to take some time off, I found myself pondering this body and why … Continue reading The Physicalness of Things
Deep breath. I can’t believe the time is finally here. I am not screaming this, it’s coming out in a calm elation, a wave of unexpected, joyous peace. Something you may not know about me - I love gift giving. I remember the first time I got a one hundred dollar bill, I think I … Continue reading The Big 10k Giveaway Winner and Other News
I would say I’m going to get so much done tonight. I would say the words are going to flow freely. I would say my mind is teeming with ideas, and they are going to race to the page to see who can get used first. I would say it hasn’t been a long day. … Continue reading I Would, But I Can’t
No, I'm not talking about the movie, The Craft, I’m talking about your writing, and I promise today isn’t a ramble. There's real advice in here, so saddle up and hang on. One thing you can do to improve your writing is lots of reading. Read inside of your genre, read outside of your genre … Continue reading Improve Your Craft
This, of course, is the million dollar question. How do I write? How do I write well? How do I write like a real writer? I am going to do my best to explain how to become a real writer over these next few paragraphs, though I am afraid it won't be exactly as you … Continue reading How Do I Write Like a Writer?
You guys are reading my random thoughts, so I’m going to keep putting them out there. Today I want to talk about perspective. Perspective is the difference between a smile and a frown, peace and anguish, indifference and anger; perspective is literally how we see the world. How is perspective built? Experience. Do you remember … Continue reading I Implore You
Why do we write? That is a very open ended question with answers that are unique to each individual. Some write to tell the story, some to evoke a response, some to pass the time, and of course, there is always the lingering thought, “One day I could be rich and famous.” But really, why … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter