Pen + Picture = (Super)Power

If the pen is mightier than the sword, but a picture paints a thousand words, then it stands to reason that a well planned image, coupled with the right words is a thing that any superhero would want to have in their arsenal. I’ve always been drawn to visual communication, the rhetorical power of theContinue reading “Pen + Picture = (Super)Power”

School is Closed for How Long?

For those of you new to this blog, who happened to land here by way of a misstep or because someone said, “hey, there are some ideas for how to fill your day with the kids at home,” I am a novelist. I spend my days as a hermit on the regular, so take that,Continue reading “School is Closed for How Long?”

May the Fourth… Be With You Too—Or How STAR WARS is rife with writerly advice

(All quotes herein are those of Master Yoda.) “NO! Try not. Do or do not. There is no ‘try’.” And that’s how you define a writer. A writer is not trying. A writer writes. If they “do not”, but talk about when they are going to write, then they’re not a writer. Yeah, sure, someContinue reading “May the Fourth… Be With You Too—Or How STAR WARS is rife with writerly advice”

Murder and Taxes

Okay, okay, it’s “death and taxes”… unless you’re a writer, in which case, it’s murder and taxes. I know, a lot of people dread April 15th. Not me. I revel in it. No, I’m not an accountant making bank (and getting very little sleep), AND as such, take anything I say with a grain ofContinue reading “Murder and Taxes”

My SuperPower!

My Superpower! ACK!!! I found myself lying on the floor, my hand across my forehead, moaning in despair. This was the effect of the fourth or fifth interruption in probably thirty minutes when I was trying to write. But then, while I was laying there on the floor, I started thinking, day dreaming, as writersContinue reading “My SuperPower!”