October 4, 2018

"Little by little, the bird builds its nest."

As a writer, I return to this French proverb so frequently that it is as familiar to me as my name.

Whenever I find myself staring into a blank computer screen, fingers poised over the keyboard, and my mind unearths very litt...

September 10, 2018

Over the past several months, conversations with friends have been bound by a common thread:  whether or not to jump ship or stay the course.  The discussions are both passionate and concerning.  After more than a decade or two of realized and un-realized successes at...

August 30, 2018

"The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters." --Lewis Carroll

Whenever, as a writer, I arrive at the point where the tips of my fingers merely rest on the keyboard as I struggle to find just the right word, the right sentence, or even the right thou...

July 21, 2018

Much like a gardener planting seeds in the ground, authors' story ideas germinate from many sources, from the intentional mixing of ideas or seeds, if you will, that are first researched, experimented, and finally, with a deep breath, planted within a story, careful to...

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