In which Rob Rogers and Michelle Muenzler talk me off the ledge at ArmadilloCon

I got back from ArmadilloCon yesterday. All in all it was a nice convention and I had a great time. My panels went very well and I got to see a lot of friends. I have said it before and I'll say it again, nothing is better for a writer than to talk to another …

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Writing from the Heart

Writing from the heart is something I believe writers always attempt. Writing is a very organic and visceral process with real, and all too often challenging, mental exercises thrown in for good measure. When you add on top of that writing from the heart then you have a lot to deal with. Part of the …

Sometimes a Banana is just a Banana. And a Story is just a Story.

There is an apocryphal quote attributed to Freud: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." There's no evidence he ever said this, and later SNL did a skit where they substituted the word "banana" for cigar. But it got me to thinking about stories and how we view them from different perspectives Re: writers and …

Rules are made to be broken, except when they’re not.

As a writer, the only time you should break the rules is when you know the rules beforehand. Fortunately, in writing, there are no rules. Which is why you must be extra careful before you go around breaking them and drawing attention to yourself. I know. Sounds screwy and somewhat zen-like. But there's a lot …

Sorry, but this is not why I write. And I can’t change that.

Okay, it's been a while since an update. It's not like I've been completely lazy. We have a lot of family and personal things going on around here this summer and it has eaten into a lot of my time. I mean, I haven't been camping this summer (much) so that should give you some …