Labels on sight People are built to see and then categorize what they see. This applies to all our senses. Research, and observation, support this. Look at how many books there are! Nature and nurture aside, we are not hunted by vicious animals anymore. I think we get in our own way, impede our journey… Continue reading nonfiction
When you’re building a story, don’t hesitate to populate it with people you’ve seen. In fact, I encourage writers to carry a notebook wherever they go. I do…usually…I forgot it today. That’s part of why I’m writing this post; I want to remember her. There’s a woman in the coffee shop, sitting on the opposite… Continue reading People watching
I write, and I paint. How about that! One of the things I’ve learned as a writer and craftsperson: creativity will NOT stay still. It can be paused, but if you’re willing to try other things, it will prevail.
A lot of personal changes have been rolling out, and I need to take time to deal with them. Unfortunately, all of my creative pursuits have suffered, too. With any luck, and a few weeks adjustment, I can start writing again. My metal work, knifemaking, and things like that will probably be drastically reduced, too,… Continue reading I’m sorry I haven’t been updating
For those of you who haven’t heard the audio versions of my first two novels, they were narrated by the one and only David Stifle. As far as I’m concerned, the sun shines out of David’s navel. He did amazing work for me, through Audible. Paul’s interview is really great, and I strongly suggest you… Continue reading Paul at Audio Book Reviewer interviews David Stifle!
I’ve added a few new fountain pens to my writing lineup. The current range looks like this: Randy Hamilton tiger celluloid; medium JP Lepine Winston in French Oak; bold Pilot Custom 74 with an opaque navy body (!); medium Noodler’s Ahab flex nib; fine to medium Jinhao #450; medium to big swashes Cadman & Cummins… Continue reading How I love writing!