Collaboration

One of the greatest things you can do to improve your work is to share it with others before it is “done.” In fact, you could even allow someone else to contribute to it, or you could contribute to theirs. Even when the writing is done, and the dreaded edits have been...

Time Off

I’m a hard worker. I’m not bragging, more confessing. I am a workaholic. I’d go to meetings to try to find a cure, but who has time for that, right? Then this last weekend I took off to Garibaldi, Oregon to share a booth with a friend and fellow author at their sole...

Guilty

  A poem that encapsulates the Samuel Elijah Johnson series.  You can see a video version here. Enjoy! The audio version is below. Trapped. Stained glass, iron bars. Wooden pews and metal cots. Hymnals with cardboard covers and leather clad Gideon Bibles. Words...

Learning from Reading

I don’t have a degree. Not a bachelors or a masters. No PhD. In fact, I don’t even have an associate degree. Yet I have held a number of job positions that “required” a college degree. I work as an editor, and I often teach. Many times those in the audience hold...

Show me Your Weakness

We all like strong characters. Yet we don’t. You know what I mean. Well, maybe you won’t, but you will soon. I’ve actually posted about believability before, but this is a little different. Here are some examples. Rocky Balboa. Determination. Drive. The incredible...