Books, Books, and More Books 📚

This is likely one of my more aimless blog posts, but as I was doing some writing earlier I decided I needed a break. So per usual, I grabbed a book and plunged into somebody else’s story. Well for a short time that is. Then I stopped and considered other titles on my to-read-list. NeedlessContinue reading “Books, Books, and More Books 📚”

The Artist’s Challenge

If you are like me, you likely have a full time job to pay the bills as you struggle to build in time to work on your art as well as juggle family and real life. It is daunting and challenging but also rewarding. The day I can become a full time writer, I willContinue reading “The Artist’s Challenge”

What’s your scene?

When it comes to your writing, do you have an ideal workspace? Are there certain situations that drive you to write? As time has gone on, I’ve found that I can write anywhere. I used to feel like I needed to be at my desk, cup of tea or coffee brewed, in order to writeContinue reading “What’s your scene?”

Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

For many of the books I read, I don’t take the time to write a review for them, even though I think doing so would be a worth while enterprise. I do come across books that I feel I need to say something about from time to time though and this story is one ofContinue reading “Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue””

Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative

Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash One of the most difficult decisions as a writer is deciding how to tell your story. Who’s eyes is the story being told through? I have gone back and forth with this numerous times over various stories and the perfect choice is never easy and, at times, your first choice may notContinue reading “Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative”

“Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word”

I walked into my office, feeling low after the university board’s harsh criticism. Who the fuck did they think they were to judge me? Was I not one of the premier literary critics in Berlin? Did they actually think they knew better than me? “Ficken Bastarde.”  I slammed my briefcase onto my desk, sending aContinue reading ““Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word””

“Fleeting Whisper”

Our democracy is a delicate thing and we watched it get tested like never before this week. I hope to never see something like that happen in the United States again and while processing it, I turned to writing, like I do in most instances. My musings led to the following: *** A single tear.Continue reading ““Fleeting Whisper””

Book Review: “These Violent Delights”

This debut novel by Micah Nemerever blew me away. “These Violent Delights” was twisted and beautiful and I would recommend this to any reader who wants to take a walk down the road of infatuation and manipulation turned to violence. Paul and Julian are both intriguing characters, with Paul being taken almost instantly by Julian.Continue reading “Book Review: “These Violent Delights””

Hello 2021 👋🏼🥳 Let’s Accomplish Some Things!

A new year is here and with it comes new goals, resolutions, and an assortment of other “resets”. This year I am focusing on my long term goals that I set in October 2020 and not allowing myself to be tethered to a 12 month arbitrary deadline. So my current benchmarks are: -Finish revision ofContinue reading “Hello 2021 👋🏼🥳 Let’s Accomplish Some Things!”

“Ghosts”

It is amazing how a walk through a particular location can inspire a story. Just a few days ago, I visited Fort Pickens in Florida and was struck by this fortress. Touching the walls, I kept thinking of what must have been felt and experienced here over the years, leading to my mental wheels spinningContinue reading ““Ghosts””