What I Would Say to Graduates of 2017

I live in a fantasy world, I know this. My wife is an actual queen. My daughter is part horse, and my son is an adventurous knight (Nexo Knight to be certain...if you know what that is). I say all this to let you know that it is only in this fantasy world that I … Continue reading What I Would Say to Graduates of 2017

When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Ever notice how many unwritten rules there are in life? Rules you pick up as you go along. Rules that keep you safe. Rules that help you fit in society. Sometimes, those rules are good. Sometimes, they're not. Sometimes, you need to break those rules to get at something better. In case my children ever … Continue reading When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Yes, You’re a Great Writer, But You Still Need an Editor

This post is a bit different for me. I don't normally delve into writing tips on this blog. I'll tweet great tips I've picked up on other sites, but that's the point. There are a lot of websites and blogs that tackle this. Sites such as: The Story Reading Ape Kristen Lamb A Writer's Path … Continue reading Yes, You’re a Great Writer, But You Still Need an Editor

So Tell Me, What Makes a Great Story?

Let me ask you a question: What makes a great story? The medium doesn't matter - it could be a book, a movie, TV, a play, or grandpa sitting on the porch in his rocking chair. What makes some stories stand apart from others? What separates the great from the mediocre, the forgettable, or the … Continue reading So Tell Me, What Makes a Great Story?

What is This Word “Love”?

This is a repost of a very old post of mine (first appeared 2 years ago - Apr 10 2015). A young man and his teacher walked through a garden early one morning. The teacher spoke of the trees, the flowers, and the plants that surrounded them. The young man only nodded while he looked … Continue reading What is This Word “Love”?