When I was in Scouts, we held a Triathlon. I am not, nor have I ever been in great shape. But I have tried the swim team, I have biked during paper routes, and figured running was something I could do. As I recall the event, the run portion was the first section, and by […]
They say the line between genius and insanity is very thin. I’m no exception to this rule, and sometimes I’m up all night because I have lots of energy. I can get a lot done, be very productive. But more often, when I’m up at 4 a.m., it’s because my mind won’t shut off. Panic […]
This is the first in a series of posts about the basics of what a novel is, should be, or can be. According to Dictionary.com: A novel is a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism. The word is derived Italian, originally meaning ‘new kind of story’. […]
My first chapter book in my Young Adult Fantasy Adventure series is set for publication on August 16th. Help me decide on the title by participating in this poll.
Another common ailment among new authors is Sisyphus Syndrome. They work hard on a section to submit to a critique group, and the group tears it apart. So they start over, and submit the rewritten section to the group. Or they start a new project, only to have the same thing happen to their next […]
The news these days usually doesn’t focus on the on-going conflict between the state of Israel, and the terrorist organization known as Hamas. Yet last year, Israel discovered and eliminated 130 terrorist cells. Halfway through 2015, they have stopped another 60. But attacks by individuals are harder to find before they happen. How common is […]