What’s It About?!

Sam, This piece of advice may need to go without being said, but I’ll talk about it anyway. It deals with that simple question in the title. To most non-writer/non-artists, asking “What’s it about?!” may seem like the natural way of expressing interest in whatever the artists is doing. This may be true in concept….

A Spark in the Dark

Sam, I wanted to take a moment to recognize a small success in my writing career, a career that–until yesterday–I had nothing substantial to show for. I have been accepted to attend the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference: May 17-20, 2018! This comes as a supremely welcome surprise. The piece I submitted was ten pages…

That, had, was -ing!

Sam, I just finished my fifth and latest draft of Project Stripes, the novella I’m working on, and in the process, I’ve been inspired to write this post. When transferring my edits from the hard copy to the digital one, I noticed how frequently I deleted filler verbs such as “that,” “had,” and the combination of “was…