Month: July 2018

Picking Up The Pieces

Sometimes life can imitate the very structure that many writers choose to use for their own novels. Each event that happens to us, good or bad, has to end eventually. So those are the little stories that happen in our lives. That’s what makes…

Characters Are Horrible Liars

Characters are horrible liars.  It’s not that they’re not good at it, it’s because they are.  I spent almost two years writing their stories only to find out that they were not being at all truthful. One of them, I wrote about yesterday.  Today,…

Epiphanies

Epiphanies.  We’ve had them at one time or another in our lives.  They’re the wee moments of clarity in the dimmest, murkiest times when we are trying to find the right answer to our biggest quandaries.  Some people simply call them flashes of brilliance…

What Do I Do About Writer’s Block

I know what helped me, but it may or may not help you. It was many years that I had some sort of writer’s block. I tried writing every day at the same time. I read about writing to see if it would make…

Ideas and Where I Get Them

People often ask me where do I get my ideas.  I can tell you that most of the ones that are in my books and are in planning for future books have all come from dreams that I have had over the last twenty…

Emotions and Purpose

Writing has a purpose and that purpose is to give the reader an emotional experience.  I have felt that since the first day I put the pen to paper.  At first, I have to admit, I felt that it wasn’t the greatest of feelings. …

Why I Write

This one should be obvious, but I feel it is important.  If not for me, then for the others like me who have a story to tell but are hesitant because we have all heard that you need to have a good reason to…

Website Update

As you can see, I’ve updated the site.  I did this because of a comment I received from someone who visited (a heartfelt thanks to that person, BTW).  I do try to make sure that this site is easy to navigate and people can…

Blown Timeline

Well, I kind of knew this was going to happen.  That’s okay, I guess.  It’s one of the perks of self-publishing.  I can set an artificial deadline and blow it!  Seriously, I am still working on Kingdom of Happy Fools.  I on about chapter…