Dear Reader, I call you that because in the case of books, you generally are a reader. If you are anything like me, you love to crack open a new book, smell that old library smell or that new bookstore smell on the pages. You love flipping back to maps or character lists, seeing how … More Don’t Forget the Audiobook… A Plea
This is just a quick note to say that I’ve recently dusted off a manuscript that I was very proud of and realized *gasp* I don’t like the characters very much anymore. They’re just a little too 2-D for my taste, edging on the stereotypical; the easy to write, but not to love folks. I’ve … More Characterization and Motivation are Power
I live in the Washington, D.C. metro area and have to drive into the city and on the Beltway on a regular basis. So needless to say, I sit in a lot of traffic. It’s the way of the world, and I’ve begrudgingly accepted that. But today, while crawling along at an average speed of … More 10 Ways to Pass Time during a Traffic Jam
Today’s post is about passion; passion for what you do, and the passion it takes to make other people feel passionate too. (That was a little too much passion right there). Last night I had the privilege and good luck to see rockstar violinist, Joshua Bell, perform. Chances are if you’ve ever heard a solo … More That time I saw Joshua Bell play and died from joy.