When people ask you, “What do you do?” What do you say? This is a question I struggle with. I’m going to skirt the issue of what the definition of “Writer,” is as opposed to that of being an “Author,” and just focus on the vocation itself. After finishing my first book, Coffee House Mafia, when … More Call It What It Is.
Cypress Lane Without knowing she wasn’t supposed to be able to see it, Stacy took to jogging down Cypress Lane, passing the only house there with its clowder of cats and giants buzzards on the roof. Though it gave her the willies at first, she quickly grew accustomed to it as a natural part of … More Flash Fiction – “Cypress Lane”
I used to think that short stories would be easier to write because they’re, well, short. However, every time I try to write a short story, it balloons into a full length novel. I guess this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as I can continue to tell the story without just using filler. … More Flash Fiction
Hello all! Just thought I’d join other authors on Smashwords by offering two of my books for free during their Summer Sale program! Both Coffee House Mafia and Perk Up! 100 Ways to Get Happy will be free until July 31st! Just use the promo code SW100 at checkout to download for free! Happy reading!
Just a quick note. While creating a blog about resume writing, I came across a more visually pleasing blog (with a little less angry red in it) and decided to change the layout of the writing blog. I hope no one minds!
Neil Gaiman: Keynote Address 2012 An inspiring keynote address by Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline, Good Omens and American Gods. Great advice for us beginning writers!
After work today, I got stuck in a traffic jam which turned a quick 15 minute commute into an hour long snarl of traffic. Instead of getting angry and cursing at the line of cars and semis, I tried to focus on something more productive and began writing in my head. The trick worked. Rather … More Tools of the Trade
After waiting quite some time to get my hands on it, I’ve finally been reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It’s a really intriguing read following a year long project in which the writer worked to become happier even though she was already fairly happy. I think that’s a wonderful idea – examining our lives and striving … More Following Happiness
I have an amazing opportunity that I am completely torn about. There’s a program that would allow me to complete either a creative writing certificate or earn an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing. Both of these sound wonderful (especially the free part) as long as I can find a program that’s all online and … More To MFA or Not to MFA