Have you ever been tense? Stressed out? Good. Then you have what it takes to be a writer. Writing is about tension. The writer’s job is to draw out the tension and elevate it to heightened levels.
I recently caught some flak for reposting a comic on my Facebook author page, because the comic contained profane language. If I offended anyone, I’m sorry. However,… Read more “No Fear in Writing (and Revising)”
There comes a point in the writing process when things become insanely clear. Granted, the words and sentences might be muddled. The manuscript itself may remain half… Read more “Clear Like Ice: When Plot Crystallizes”
I’m typing this post from the inside of a cave. A writing cave. I’ve been here for months, plugging away at my second novel. Word by word.… Read more “Tales from the Writing Cave”
Here’s my short story, UPGRADE, that I’m thrilled to announce just won the grand prize in the DFW Writers’ Conference “Fire and Ash” Contest. DFWCon is one of… Read more “Fire and Ash Finalist #2 – “Upgrade””
We live in the country. Sometimes it’s terrific, like when we play ball as a family in the front field or have friends over for do-it-yourself fireworks… Read more “Goats, Bobcats and Writing Dark”