I’m Published!!

  Yesterday I had an article of mine published on The Mighty’s website. If you aren’t familiar with the site read this for  a full explanation of who they are and who they represent. If you are familiar with them, then you already know how amazing their content is and why I feel so honored to beContinue reading “I’m Published!!”

Character Soundtracks

Music moves me. I’ve always imagined my life as having a soundtrack playing in the background. Seriously. I’m sure it’s just a result of my being an 80’s mixtape kid combined with my former career in music store management. Whatever it is, it’s still hanging on even though record stores and the 80’s are longContinue reading “Character Soundtracks”

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block. We’ve all experienced it, and chances are we will again. But just remember, it’s a block, not a wall. Blocks can be jumped over, moved, or built upon. While attending (that seems such a formal word for such casual, intimate gathering of writers) the Texas Writer’s Retreat a week ago, I had theContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

Master Magicians

As I go through my notes from The Texas Writer’s Retreat I’m finding all kinds of gems. The one that really hit home today was from Joe Clifford’s session on setting. “We trade the magic to learn how to create the illusion.” -Joe Clifford As young readers, we found ourselves escaping into various worlds createdContinue reading “Master Magicians”

Texas Writer’s Retreat 2017

Last week I attended my very first writer’s retreat. It was very intimate and included sessions with literary agent Elizabeth Kracht, and authors Joe Clifford and John Grogan. Other retreats will be hard-pressed to live up to the Texas Writer’s Retreat at Pine Creek Ranch. One of the first sessions was with Joe Clifford, authorContinue reading “Texas Writer’s Retreat 2017”