There’s A Pirate At My Door

The only credit I can take for this is being smart enough to read Beth’s blogs. http://thestoneriver.blogspot.com/ In the post about the Surrey conference, she goes into a good bit of detail about some of the workshops. I’ve visited with some other writers who have done the Donald Maass workshops and they, to a person,…

X Marks The Spot

Those of you who know me, also know I am going through a divorce after 34 years of wedded bliss, or something like that. Obviously, someone who is interested in writing could care less about that, but stick with me. Part of the journey here is the adventure of middle-aged divorce. You have to tell…

Writing Exercises

I’ve been reworking the first chapter of Paladin today. In my meanderings, I came across an exercise, which I thought was going to be horrible to do and of no consequence. I’m not sure there is such a thing as writing of no consequence now. The exercise was to take a line, divide it in…