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Silence is Golden

Sunrise and Coffee Silence is golden, a blanket of warmth, like the rising sun on this 7th of March. But coffee is better. And louder. And far more convinced that there are words to share. Not only my words -- but yours, also. I am eager to hear what you're writing. I'm eager to hear… Continue reading Silence is Golden

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Throw the Writing Advice Away

There are so many opinions about how and what you should write. Write what you know. Don't write what you know.  Write something original. There are no original stories. Follow the rules. Break the rules. Don't "It was a dark and stormy night"... Unless it was a dark and stormy night. If you're waiting for… Continue reading Throw the Writing Advice Away

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Where Ideas Are Born

A reader asked me recently where I get ideas for my stories and poetry. This is an important question, especially for young and hopeful authors. I remember a time not-so-long-ago when I wondered the same thing. It’s not a mystery. We treat it as one, but it’s not a mystery. Somehow we fall into the… Continue reading Where Ideas Are Born

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2018 August Write Away Challenge

Looking for a little something to help get your writing routine back on track? Look no more! Tomorrow begins the new month, and you are invited to join me for the first ever August Write Away Challenge! Hooray!!! This is the simplest writing challenge you'll ever participate in because the object is not to write… Continue reading 2018 August Write Away Challenge