Spring Cleaning for Writers

  • March 27, 2016
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Every spring I go through my clothes closets, sort through books, and read the expiration date of items in my kitchen cabinets and medicine chest. But I’ve come to realize that I need to spring clean with a writerly focus as well. And if you’re serious about writing, so should you.

No Post This Week But….

  • March 20, 2016
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I hope you’ll poke around the site and see what’s here. 🙂  I’m very happy with the new design and added material. More is coming soon!

A Quick Update

  • March 20, 2016
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Updated website. 🙂

Added excerpt of my short story “In the Smoke,” in the soon-to-be-published anthology Smoke: Tales Between Dark and Light.

What To Do When You Get a Bad Review

  • March 13, 2016
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Do you think you’ll never get a bad review? Think again. Better yet, be prepared. If you don’t have a thick skin when your book goes public, develop one. Buy one, if there’s a store in the universe that will deliver. But have it in place and use it.

Here is the number one rule (the only rule, actually) for responding to a bad review:


Writing Haikus for Fun

  • March 07, 2016
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The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a haiku as “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.”

I enjoy Tweeting haikus with a nature theme, like these:


My feet run the trail

Spiderwebs adorn my hair

As birds call above.



A withered leaf falls.

Its scent crushes the present

And brings forth the past.

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