Stephen King’s The Stand

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, butContinue reading “Stephen King’s The Stand”

Coming into the Twenty-First Century

“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” ~ Esmeralda Santiago Today I’m at Cochise College second annual Comic Con. I’ve never attended a comic conContinue reading “Coming into the Twenty-First Century”

How to Help Your Favorite Authors

“People can’t read a book if they don’t know it exists. All authors need to do marketing, regardless of how they published.” ~ Jo Linsdell I’m a bit under the weather as I write this. I guess it’s my year to get a cold, so I’m reposting an article I wrote last year. It’s particularlyContinue reading “How to Help Your Favorite Authors”

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

“Life is a series of experiences each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” ~ Henry Ford “We all get whereContinue reading “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

When Your Story Takes a Different Direction

“The characters won’t do what I want.” ~ Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas “Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in theContinue reading “When Your Story Takes a Different Direction”