June 27, 2018

Why in the World Did I Write a Novel?

I wanted to write something positive, hopeful, and inspirational. So I wrote a story about murder. It all started in 1995.  I went on a bike […]
July 19, 2018

You Have a Story Struggling to Erupt Out of Your Brain…What Do You Do?

I know the feeling. It’s like an itch. A story keeps flaring up, it wants to burst forth into the world. And only you can make […]
September 25, 2018

Forming the Habit

Keep on Writing…How?   You have to go to work. You have to work out. You have to clean the house. You have to pay the […]
September 28, 2018

The Power of Flowers

The Power of Flowers When we see a flower, we don’t think of strength. Yet its simple splendor implants itself in our soul and invigorates us. […]
October 9, 2018

Give Yourself Some Credit – Don’t take every piece of advice

Give Yourself Some Credit   I decided to write a book. Naturally, the first step was education. Classes, books, articles – I sponged it all in. […]
October 11, 2018

The Reader is Number One

Always at the forefront of an author’s mind – the reader   Any time I’ve committed myself to something, I’ve always wanted to do it well. […]
October 12, 2018

Creating Conflict

Creating Conflict   One of the authors that taught me how to be an author wrote that conflict needed to be on every page. All right, […]
October 31, 2018

The Value of Learning

It’s fun to learn something new. Not all the steps are guaranteed to be fun but getting there at the end is the stuff of pride. […]
November 20, 2018

A Run Around The Bases Changes Things Forever

The Archbishop for Santa Fe, John Wester, had an interesting take on baseball. He observed when a baseball player takes a swing, he runs around the […]