“One Life Between Earth and Sky” published by The Western Online!

Hooray! My new Haxan story "One Life Between Earth and Sky" has just been published by The Western Online. This story is only 1500-words long and it took me over a year to write. This dovetails perfectly with Stephe Thornton, another of my writing friends, who tweeted yesterday whether quality or quantity is more important. …

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Life in the Rear View Mirror

I guess there comes a point in your life when you are farther along past the middle, and closer to the end, than you are to the beginning. I've been reflective of late. Not necessarily a bad thing, nor is it depression related. It's just a point in my life when I am hearing about …

There are no guarantees in writing. Thank goodness.

A week or so ago a friend joined our morning writing group. She mentioned she was having trouble with procrastination. I can relate. I think we all can to one degree or another. This got me to thinking. Always a dangerous proposition in itself. But there are no guarantees in writing. You can read all …

Shotokan Self-Defense Demonstration by Hirokazu Kanazawa (Man, he is good!)

Absolutely wanted to share this video of a self-defense demonstration by Sensei Kanazawa. Of course, this is only a demonstration of Shotokan Karate, and therefore choreographed. But, yes, the moves are genuine and it gives you an insight into the spirit and control of martial arts. I love this video and how it showcases Kanazawa's …

So You Wrote a Story. But, Does it Look Right on the Page?

Harlan Ellison once said how he wrote a script and handed it to a director. The director took one glance at the first page and said, "Not filmable." Ellison was taken aback. "What do you mean it's not filmable? You haven't read it." "I don't have to read it," the director said, handing it back. …