Tag: inspiration

  • “The library is a safe place.”

    Everyone should read this. Thank Wil Wheaton for saying what I couldn’t and doing it so elegantly. This morning, I gave a keynote at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival. Here are my prepared remarks. Good morning. My name is Wil Wheaton. I am the … “The library is a safe place.”

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    Speed Racer banner 1970s We moved to the new house in 1970, so I must have fell head-over-heels for Speed in 1973-74 when I was seven and in the third grade. That year our local TV station WJBK Channel 50 UHF Detroit began running the cartoon at 3 pm about the time school got out…

  • Evolve


    The word change has many meanings–make different, stop and start new, what’s left in your pocket.  Evolve is a better word for the flow of life because change is often viewed as abrupt. This blog is evolving. I am a writer. Have been since I was a kid. Writing is an active escape. You can…

  • A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

    A different perspective on suicide prevention.

  • Write Every Day—it’s the best thing you can do to invite inspiration and hone your craft.

    Write Every Day—it’s the best thing you can do to invite inspiration and hone your craft.

    Write every day. It is my favorite piece of writing advice. The post  “Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice,”  by Nathaniel Tower on Juggling Writer made me re-think how I give it. Reading the post, I realized Nathaniel and his followers do not know why, “Write every day,”…

  • A Photo of Steaks.

    via Photo Challenge: Growth First, I had a heck of a time trying to post a photo on my blog. I use my iPhone to take all my photos and apparently during my hiatus Apple got rid of iPhoto and moved everything to Photos to make it easier to share photos across all devices. That’s…

  • Structure: A Free-form Approach

    Structure: A Free-form Approach

    New writers tend to run from structure, but structure is essential for a successful story. To the experienced writer structure is an old friend, a calming pill, a money spinner. This post presents a free-form approach to structure that will appeal to both pantsers and planners.

  • Proofread–M.D. Thalmann

    Proofread–M.D. Thalmann