10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

I recently made friends with a young writer on tumblr. In talking to her, I realized that there are a few things I do as a writer that she isn’t taking advantage of—and I’d guess a lot of starting writers are in the same boat. So here, without further ado and in no particular order,... Continue Reading →

experimenting with first person – the current first draft

I'm not generally comfortable with first person. It's like using "I" makes me too close to the work. But I'm trying it for my newest project because that's what Aoide (Ey-OH-dee), the main character, seems to want. Here's a couple hundred words from yesterday. What do you think? “Hey Frank, isn’t it about time you... Continue Reading →

the incredible self-writing story

I have no idea who said it, but I've heard it a couple of times over the course of my life - something to the effect of "God does the writing; I just hold the pen." And I always thought - UGH! UGH! YOU ARE LYING! Because for me it was never that easy. Poems... Continue Reading →

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