A Note on Addiction

I had another post planned. You’ll see several about this today, partly because we lost a great talent, partly because no one wants to talk about the fiasco that was the Super Bowl. There was hardly anything ‘super’ about it, only a few worthwhile commercials, and one...
Intentional Writing

Intentional Writing

Many of you have heard me speak at writer’s groups about a thing I am calling intentional writing. None of the concepts are new, I’m just pulling them together to try to define something without offending anyone. Because there clearly are at least two classes of...

The Dogs that Got Away

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair: No better friendship is found anywhere Edgar Guest After penning Stray Ally, and in anticipation of its release March 4, I have been mentally reviewing my lifetime canine companions. My experience with dogs began young, and I...

Wearing Masks

As any dog person will tell you, you can hide a lot from people, but it is much harder to hide tings from animals, especially dogs and cats. This was clearly in my thoughts when I wrote Stray Ally (coming March 4th) But it’s not Halloween. Why am I talking about...

Why I Gave Money Away

And what happened when I did. I’ve been a part of charity anthologies before. I’ve given stories to causes, and even put stories in anthologies just for the exposure. However, I  never actually wrote one of my own stories and decided to see how much money I could...
Houston: No More Problems

Houston: No More Problems

January 1999 It was a horrible time. I was confused, depressed, and felt rejected by family, friends, and seriously doubted my sanity. Good things came out of that time: I found the woman I am married to still, I started writing again, and I got a new dog. For nearly...

A Christmas Thank You

Every year, writers write these things, like a bulk Christmas card, and fans go yeah, yeah, yeah. Get back to writing books already. And you’re right. The Thank You letters are overdone, but this one is different, I promise. Thanks to the fans: I do love you guys, and...

The Write Software: Top Ten of 2013

Oh boy! Another top ten list! I know you are excited, but if you don’t have the gift yet for that writer friend of yours, here is a list of must have software you can buy them on line at the last minute. I promise they won’t be disappointed. 10. TextAloud....