Old Guys

Good Flannel and Instigation

His eyes sparkled the clearest blue, like the first ray of daylight on a cold Superior wave.  He gave only the slightest nod toward the man with the booming voice beside him. His lips spread into a grin. He shook his head. His eyes never left me. I scribbled furiously -- medium blue bic round,… Continue reading Good Flannel and Instigation


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

Wicket Lake

When A Story Writes Itself

So there we were... I had worked since six o'clock the previous morning before making the ten hour drive to spend Thanksgiving at my future mother-in-law's house. After a late (or early, rather) arrival and an even later bedtime, my alarm woke me at half-past five to enjoy Thanksgiving morning with my fiance and his… Continue reading When A Story Writes Itself