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

The Art Experience: Acquiring Beauty of Mind

Ever wonder what it can be like when writers are critical of themselves? Here’s a demo. –And if you’ve ever had someone respectfully suggest that your poetry may be cryptic, abstruse, and/or incomplete, then maybe Continue reading The Art Experience: Acquiring Beauty of Mind

The Lunacy of Time

Dear Sirs and Madam: Here I’ve been, curled up on the couch, spying on the lawn, admiring the bushes and trees. What you might expect. Yes, it’s the same yard where the robin incident occurred, Continue reading The Lunacy of Time

When A Writer Reads

My brain told me to write this. So, we start with a love for stories and the art of storytelling. To enjoy more of what we love, we learn to read—and because we love stories Continue reading When A Writer Reads

How Stories Happen For Me

All right then. Here is a meandering piece about how my stories come to life: I’ll be driving to the grocery store. Or to work. I may be in the shower or folding laundry. Staring Continue reading How Stories Happen For Me

Thoughts About Theme Genesis

Any old lark can set herself to thinking, and I’m such a visual person, so I’m going to attempt to sketch one of those weird moments when I saw a thought happen: Random memories had Continue reading Thoughts About Theme Genesis