The Bigger Picture: Talking your game

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Are you playing nice when you talk to yourself? Here’s how to do it, when you talk out loud.

The Bigger Picture: Vision statement.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

There’s a Big Picture, your novel. And an even bigger one, your writing life. Creating your vision statement.

Rewriting: When to Start Rewriting

Monday, September 11th, 2017

When to rewrite…and when to just keep writing:

Writing: Words of Hope: Gold Stars and Dates

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

No mistake, writing is suiting up for battle. Ways to stay strong:

Writing: Q and A: What to do if another idea calls

Monday, July 17th, 2017


Sooner or later, every writer faces it: the siren song of the new idea. Here’s the RX:

‘Enjoying my writing time at Smith Fork Ranch, Crawford, Colorado.’

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Setting: Dark and Squirmy Sites

Monday, June 12th, 2017


Rats? Cellars? Cliffs? Whatever makes you squirm, use it.

Theme: The Ring…and the Pants

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Sometimes a novel’s theme emerges most clearly in an actual physical item that appears and reappears.

Making Time: OPD, (Other People’s Drama)

Sunday, December 11th, 2016


We all have it: The friend or business associate who turns out to be a whole lot of work. The family member who jumps from crisis to crisis.

Making Time: Bad Drama and How We Show Up.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016


Today we’re talking about drama. Not the kind on the page, the other kind. How we show up…to ourselves.