Writing for me boils down to one thing: passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions. With my boys gone, I left the day job to write full time. I took on a few more freelance clients to pay the bills, but mostly I’m savoring every moment of living in … Continue reading A Passion for Story
Writing. In daily life it feels selfish. We all have jobs, commitments and family. We all have to give ourselves permission to “waste” hours that could have been better-spent cleaning house, studying up for a promotion, or going out with the kids. In my case, having just separated I feel the pressure to be both parents. When the separation first happened, I felt guilty about … Continue reading Permission
I’m off to an event, A Day of Writing. What an idea! Presentations are available but the core of the event is just writing together, making time for our art, and supporting each other. I hope if you’re in Oklahoma you will consider dropping by. Here’s the info: Continue reading A Day of Writing
With the release of Veils, Halos and Shackles this spring, I’m coming out of my self-imposed hermit-dom to promote its worthy cause. So here’s the schedule. I’ll add a few online and radio interviews as the time approaches. Hope you can make one of these: March 31-April 2 Scissortail Creative Writing Festival I’ll be reading from Veils, a short story and several non-fiction shorts with … Continue reading Let’s get together
Who needs news when we have faces to read? Expressions drawn by Honore Daumier jump right off the page to make you smile, ponder or even cry. Here is a wonderful exhibit of Daumier’s drawings on “Reading,”: I love the dreamy image of the man on right. Visit the full Daumier Online Register for information on all of its exhibits. And from New York a … Continue reading Thursday Night Art Crawl: Read Not the News!