Nearly three years ago, I remember sitting at my sons’ bedsides, tucking them in. They wanted a story, so I came up with one. Let me back up a quick second. As a child, my family didn’t travel much, not by plane anyway. We were campers, and the furthest we got were the far reaches … Continue reading My Dream Made it to the World
How Social Media Killed My Creativity
I’m sitting at Starbucks, my brain fighting my typing fingers. My brain wants to stare out the window. It wants to get another coffee. Or maybe water. It wants to open another window on my computer. Pick up my phone and check Instagram. Post an advertisement. Think about my long list of things to do. … Continue reading How Social Media Killed My Creativity
Inside the Mind of a Writer
A few hours ago, I was running on my treadmill listening to the words of Fiona Apple: “Oh darlin it’s so sweet you think you know how crazy, how crazy I am.” I’ve always loved that song for one reason: I can identify with her inner mania. In fact, sometimes I think I … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Writer
Writing Inspiration- Where does it come from and how do you get it?
Before becoming a writer, if faced with a life or death situation where only creativity would save me, I’d be a goner. I marveled at the author creativity in books I read. And then one day, I had an idea. And the idea grew into a scene, and the scene into a chapter, and the … Continue reading Writing Inspiration- Where does it come from and how do you get it?