Introspection and the drain on our lesser prophets: Who’s running the show?

This article (“Being Busy Is Killing Our Ability to Think Creatively” by Derek Beres) prompted this post: It never ceases to amaze me that those who most need quiet and introspection—those we rely on to Continue reading Introspection and the drain on our lesser prophets: Who’s running the show?

More Hope…

I would like to thank author and blogger L.E. Henderson (soon to release her newest book, The Ghosts of Chimera) for another thoughtful post, one concerning hope in fiction (http://passionatereason.com/2017/06/hope/#more-1553), which prompted me to write Continue reading More Hope…

‘Write What You Know’? What do I know?

I’m a smatterer. A dilettante. What about you? Turns out, this is helpful to an analogist—and being an analogist may be essential to being an author. When younger, I disliked the idea of a smatterer. Continue reading ‘Write What You Know’? What do I know?

Wrong Path

This is a response to L.E. Henderson’s post ‘The Anatomy of an Epiphany’ http://passionatereason.com/2016/10/the-anatomy-of-an-epiphany/: Again, thank you, L.E. Henderson, for your post. I thought about what you said about me maybe someday blogging about my Continue reading Wrong Path

Are We Good for God?

I recently enjoyed a post by Cliff Hays titled “On the Existence of God and Evil” (http://cliffhays.weebly.com/blog/on-the-existence-of-god-and-evil), and it prompted this contribution: When good means benevolence (good will) and evil means malevolence (bad will), a Continue reading Are We Good for God?

If I May Introduce Myself: A Paranormal-Science-Fiction Author

I’m getting the sense I ought to explain ‘what’s my thing’: Because I’m new and there are so many of us, readers may not know what to expect from me and may be leery of Continue reading If I May Introduce Myself: A Paranormal-Science-Fiction Author

Taking It This Far: Author Insights #2

Make no mistake, no matter how much talent we have, development is the name of the game if we’re to maximize our potential. I like to think of it as a lifelong directive. In Part Continue reading Taking It This Far: Author Insights #2

Taking It This Far: Author Insights #1

As I’ve mentioned before, my opinions concerning what works for me as an author can’t help but be limited to my current stage of development. This is true of us all, no doubt, but sharing Continue reading Taking It This Far: Author Insights #1

This Is My Life

Who would have guessed tax preparation could provide such a clear window into people’s lives? We’re talking about a fairly representative slice of Atlanta’s urban middle-class. My clients’ incomes range from modest–such as dependents who Continue reading This Is My Life

Hearts and Minds—Win Them Over, Author That You Are

Sorry, didn’t realize I was clicking my pen. Was it loud? Too loud, I think. I don’t want to give you writerly advice today. When I returned to creative writing in earnest, I was quick Continue reading Hearts and Minds—Win Them Over, Author That You Are