Sixth-graders come in two camps: those that giggle with uncontrollable joy when presented with a dead frog and an X-Acto knife, and those that shake their heads in protest, cry, vomit, or somehow manage to skip class on dissection day…. Read More ›
I Know You Aren’t But What Am I Not?
I found shadows while revising my book: Shadows weren’t where they should have been. Have you looked for shadows, only to find something else instead? I know it’s a strange concept, but something I used in my writing to show… Read More ›
Kool Challenge: Look Back at Look
My friend over at Read Tom Lucas recently posted a great response to a writing challenge (to see where this idea originated, go here): Find the first use of the word “look” in your manuscript and post the surrounding couple… Read More ›
Resort to Resorts
From a lovely balcony on the third floor of a rather large hotel in Olhos De Agua, Portugal, I read a passage from my Lonely Planet guidebook that went something like this: if you are reading this while sitting on… Read More ›
Wonder Whether Weather is Worth it?
Stock photo of two amazinghockey players enjoying the weather. It has been a cornerstone of my postings, both here and on Facebook. Weather is all around us and more now than ever it is a part of just about every… Read More ›