Ready or Not, NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

 I’m doing something way out of my comfort zone during the month of November and participating in National Novel Writing Month. It’s more or less a massive group marathon fiction writing event, where writers across the nation (maybe even the Continue reading Ready or Not, NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

Need inspiration? Look to other masterful artists and craftspersons for creative stimulation.

All writers need to generate story ideas on a regular basis. I find the best times to do that are just sitting in a quiet spot with a notebook answering “what if” questions. But when I’m stumped for ideas using Continue reading Need inspiration? Look to other masterful artists and craftspersons for creative stimulation.

How do the Romney-Obama debates connect with writing a novel?

Political debates now days are a joke. Back in the days of Lincoln-Douglas, debates were unscripted verbal battles between two people who actually possessed values, morals, scruples, and were highly educated on the issues of the day. They were free to Continue reading How do the Romney-Obama debates connect with writing a novel?