Sometimes the Story has a Mind of Its Own

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~ Anaïs Nin I admire writers who plot out their entire book andContinue reading “Sometimes the Story has a Mind of Its Own”


“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ~ Mason Cooley “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ~ Pablo Picasso I’ve never thought of myself as a big procrastinator, but recently I’ve had to acknowledge that I have been procrastinating for the last few months on myContinue reading “Procrastination”

Quick Update

“The more failures, the more successes. Period.” ~ Tom Peters, Author of In Search of Excellence “It took 15 years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because, by then, I was too famous.” ~ Robert Benchley, American Humorist I’m back, temporarily, to give you an update onContinue reading “Quick Update”

Writing Lessons So Far

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison “The art of writing is the art of discovering whatContinue reading “Writing Lessons So Far”

Writing Lessons

“… writers are often the worst judges of what they have written.” ~ Stephen King, Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales “I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.” ~ Kamand Kojouri “Ask yourself: Who has the greater influence on you? Is it the people who inspireContinue reading “Writing Lessons”