I've been writing creatively for decades. Now that I'm semi-retired it seems easier to actually get it done. My problem isn't that I'm blocked creatively - I just find it difficult to finish projects. Anyway - I've started a podcast to talk through some of the things I've learned along the way. Struggling writers have … Continue reading #GoWriteNow

Get the Words Out!

The podcast is being unleashed this weekend. It's something I've been turning over in my mind for a few months, and the planets finally aligned for me enough to get the first two episodes launched. I'm focusing on the task of creation in the craft of writing. I'll be sharing my thoughts on creativity, characters, … Continue reading Get the Words Out!

What’s in a name?

One of the hardest things for me to do when I'm being creative is to name that thing which I have written into existence. Many times I search Google on prospective names, and most of the good ones always seem taken. Then we go through the mediocre and/or bizarre stuff, and I either can't spell … Continue reading What’s in a name?

Oh, for a clump of Dup cheese!

A dup? And what is this about cheese? Dups are used as pack animals and as dairy or meat sources from Hillport to Eaglebrook.Think of something between an American bison and a rhinocerous, and that is getting close to what a dup looks like. The legs are quite stout, and the shoulders mound up behind … Continue reading Oh, for a clump of Dup cheese!

When writing isn’t easy

I find my muse in the closet, behind the spot where the cat hides in storms, behind heavy coats, in the darkest safest place. She looks up at me above tear-streaked cheeks, with more moisture rolling down rosy tender curves. I'm not working at that office today. I can spend some time with you. Are … Continue reading When writing isn’t easy