The Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Doing NANOWRIMO Right Now…

on November 7, 2018

I’ve been deep in the cave. I had to finish a book due, and this story ended up surprising me, so when I thought I was finished, my characters decided they weren’t ready to go, forcing me to write another 20K in three days so they’d finally go away. They did. I typed the End…. Read More


A Writer’s Perspective on Story…

on October 17, 2018

A Star is Born is the best movie of the year. In my opinion, of course. Besides the acting and the music, there were themes that resonated with me as a creative artist. The most moving was the speech Sam Elliot gave to Lady GaGa when he was speaking about music. Here it is -give… Read More


All About Character…

on October 4, 2018

My son wore Spiderman pajamas to school. They had wings. They were way too small on him and hit about mid-calf. They were similar to footie pajamas since they were one piece, but without the actual feet. He’s in middle school. Not elementary. Yeah. See, when he informed me of his plan to wear them… Read More


Yeah, It’s Hard…

on September 7, 2018

Writing I mean. Other stuff, too, but we’ll talk about writing but first we’ll start with hiking. Stay with me. If anyone knows me at all, they know I despise exercise. When I was much younger, I fell in love with yoga and dreamed of teaching one day in my own studio. For almost a… Read More


A Writer’s Truth…

on August 16, 2018

I was driving home from dinner with my boys and peeked in the rear-view mirror. My youngest had rested his head in my older son’s lap. My older son was looking down at him with a tender expression, stroking his hair. The evidence of brotherly love was carved into my son’s features, and I felt… Read More