My Ode to My Wife

I wrote a poem for my wife. Not just any poem, but lyrics for a song. It has been over...

Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Dialogue is how we can allow our characters to breathe life into our story. It is important to allow our...

The Newest Peeve Post: “Peeved About Relatives”

Click here to head over to my newest post! If you’re one of those people who has been feeling ransacked,...

Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Some of us DO have problems writing (or thinking of what or how we want to express ourselves) at times. The writing process, especially writing when you don't "feel" like writing or downright procrastinating about your writing can happen for all kinds of reasons. You could be feeling ill, emotional or just lazy. So as a writer, what do you do?

Creative Series II: The Pitfalls and Perils of Punctuation

If you’re like me, you might sometimes have problems with punctuation. Let’s talk about punctuation first, and what it is...

Creative Series 1: Finding the Right Voice

When we write, as in a play, we may use many voices. Many of us do not realize when we...

Creative Series 1: Writing and Perspective – How Controversy Can Become Unforgettable Stories or Articles

So, what kinds of problems can we find that could make “killer” stories or ideas? Well, controversy sells. One issue...

Creative Series 1:Getting Ideas

When I am developing a book, song or image, I sometimes think about its salability. More often than not, I...

Reviewing Old Chapters: The Process of Editing

Reviewing Old Chapters: The Process of Editing

  I have started the ever-tedious process of going through my old chapters before creating any new material. I highly...

There Can Be No Joy Greater Than Revenge — Noisy Upstairs Neighbor

There Can Be No Joy Greater Than Revenge — Noisy Upstairs Neighbor

Vengeance is mine, sayeth me!  I cannot believe that I have found my upstairs neighbor’s Achille’s Heel.  I was playing...