Late to the shed today. I waited for the rain, a light drizzle to fall. It's cozy inside when the horizon changes and the weather shifts. I had a friend many years ago who experienced seasonal depression. When the weather changed and the day's sun dimmed more quickly, he fell into a funk. He never … Continue reading Inspired
It's a crisp morning and I can smell fall. The scent of earth. Sam, my dog, is roaming the yard, and I'm here in the shed doing my best to work. Mornings are fresh. There's a blank slate and I like the idea of a new beginning. This is my time, this early day ritual. … Continue reading A Day in the Life
They are sometimes called microadventures. Written as one word. The term may have been coined by Alastair Humphreys the adventurer and writer. He's written about taking little adventures, stretching to the challenge of the outdoors in simple, inexpensive ways without having to head off for the Himalayas. I've been writing a blog over the last several months entitled Walks With … Continue reading Mini Adventure
I'm stealing this idea. I'll be honest. I don't know where I saw it first. Maybe something on LitHub, the great aggregate of literary news. But wherever it was, I'm offering credit their way. The idea was to interview a bookstore. My approach is a bit different than the one I first saw. My … Continue reading Interview with a Bookstore
It's been said that writers are loners, angsty artists who seek solitude. We are weirdos who want to be left alone, by ourselves, away from everyone and everything. Okay. That's fair. And somewhat true. I think. If you write, do you like being alone? Are you a solitude junkie? I like aloneness. I'm comfortable with … Continue reading To Be Alone
I dislike the many online articles and blog posts that offer a list of dos and don'ts on writing. They are nothing but click bait or shortcuts to the real work of writing. These are the ones that tell you to "start with action," or "show, don't tell," or the "ten rules of writing a … Continue reading The Best Quotes on Writing
I'm a writer. I write. And writers read. You can't write without being a skilled reader. Reading like a writer is important to understand structure and pace and tone from the greatest of the great. Reading other writers works is a serious endeavor and should be considered important to the craft. But...And this is a big … Continue reading I Never Read it. You?