I recently received a gift, a copy of The Writer’s Block, by Jason Rekulak. An editor in contact with writers from many genres, Mr. Rekulak concluded that no matter how prolific an author might be, at one time or another every author has endured some form of writer’s block. Formatted as a 672-page, three-inch cube… Continue reading You Decide
Although summoning the right words for my blog introduction is an often tedious task, wayward lines or rhymes frequently pop into my brain. For writers, one or two bits of dialogue or narrative floating in our minds can open doors to stories or poems that otherwise wouldn’t exist. For me, a line or rhyme out… Continue reading What About Today?
This weekend I celebrate another year on this earth. Yep, like the rest of us, I’m getting older. And with age comes change––most of it good, some…well, based upon the poem I composed to commemorate the occasion, you be the judge. No, I don’t suffer from all the maladies presented in the rhyme, just having… Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To ME
In his book, On Writing, Stephen King mentions that he isn’t a big fan of writing classes, seminars, or critique groups. But what the heck does he know? Yeah, right. The good thing: Mr. King’s overall message is not so pretentious as to portray the notion that the Stephen King method is the best and… Continue reading Writers’ Critique Groups
This week I conclude The Grandma Caper. As it turned out, my characters became talkative, so the story is a bit longer than usual. As readers may recall, PI White’s grandmother is being pestered by a strange noise. White and Wong travel to Grandma’s place with the possible threat of her unruly neighbors in the… Continue reading The Grandma Caper: Part II
This week I’m revisiting my four-item-prompt private eyes, White and Wong, with a bit of a twist––a fifth item has been added to the writing prompt list. As in prior White and Wong posts, the challenge is to ensure that each item on the list is mentioned somewhere within the story and relates to the… Continue reading The Grandma Caper
So, what does a writer do when the ideas are mulling around in their brain but words won’t flow? For me, I try to focus on other aspects of the project I’m working on. Several years back, when I and several folks in my writing group were working on our first novels, we tossed around… Continue reading Covers