Haxan is My Corner of the Universe – You Need One Too

I have often said Haxan is my own little corner of the universe where I can play with matches. That much is certainly true, but I don't think it would be as much fun if it weren't for the fact Haxan is a series. Maybe it's somewhat surprising, but working in a series appears to …

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Foundation Repair Part 2: Hey, it didn’t leave a mark!

The guys finished working on the foundation. They did a pretty good job, I think. The crack in the garage floor is all but gone and the crack between the wood and brick on the side of the garage is much better now. They patched everything up and now we are back to normal. Or …

Lighthouses and Stories Guide Us Through Darkness

I came across this quote many years back which speaks to the seeming futility of writing. And how wrong we are when we have that opinion. Whenever I am especially down about some aspect of writing, or doubting myself, I think of this quote. I think it captures a philosophical truth about perseverance, and why …

Writing 101 – Three Rules for Success

Many of my writer friends who are starting out sometimes ask if I have any rules they should  follow.  Now, I’m not one who believes there’s a magic bullet to get your work published or attain literary success. In fact, when I hear someone say there is only one way to write I immediately put …