Trains have always symbolized our life’s journey in my mind – our pursuit of new destinations, powered by our dreams and hard work. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve packaged this sentiment into an original Haiku poem… Trains Racing toward its goals, Arrive – a glimpse of glory – Rushing, breathless…………………gone. […]Read more "T – Trains: A Haiku"
“I believe everyone has a super hero inside them, waiting to be discovered.” – Anonymous You may not always feel like a super hero when it comes to writing, but we can draw several parallels between everyday wordsmiths and our favorite masked wonders. Writing can be lonely at times, but gives us the […]Read more "Q – Quicksilver or Superman: Which “Super Writer” Are You?"
Every writer takes off with a glorious destination in mind, and at some point every writer will crash and burn. Whether you’re still flying high and dreaming of book signings and making the New York Times Bestseller List, or whether you’ve survived a crash or two, gazing at the “dream wreckage” and considering […]Read more "L – Are You a “Lost” Blogger?"
This original piece of flash fiction won honorable mention in the Flash! Friday Contest when I first shared it three years ago, (July 2014). I’m proud of the multiple layers of meaning I was able to achieve in such a short piece, and thought I would share it with you all again… Intrepid Captain’s Log: […]Read more "I – “Intrepid”"
“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” – T.S. Eliot “It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. […]Read more "C – Coffee: The Writer’s Sweetest Muse"
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” – Truman Capote I was born to write. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved telling stories and playing with new and creative ways to arrange words in a way that tingles the senses and […]Read more "A – Authors by Instinct"
All writers use adjectives on a regular basis, but few take time to select the true “Renaissance Men” of adjectives. It is unfortunate that one could put more time and thought into selecting his drink at Starbucks than into selecting the most powerful adjectives and still call himself a writer, but this is a […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Becoming an Adjective Connoisseur"
Writing can become an extremely lonely profession at times. The more engrossed you become in a novel or other writing project, the more you begin to realize that some of your best friends are characters that do not actually exist! Joining a writing community to partner with can not only provide companionship from those who […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Finding a Partner in Crime"
Hands shaking, you open the envelope from the publishing company, only to find the dreaded rejection letter. Again. Holding your breath, you glance at the comments from the judge at the Writing Competition, and stare in disbelief at their scathing review. You poured your soul into this story, and now it’s left gasping for […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Getting a Second Opinion"