The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Deliverance

Ignatius leaned his bike against the railing and gave the open-air post office its due. The brief admiration of the architecture and the history he and the building shared came … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

I love using my photography for writing prompts…the way it allows me to merge the two creative paths. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, and I promise it … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Time for a flash prompt..

It’s been a while since I did a writing prompt. Normally, I use my own photography on these, but I ran across this today, and it touched something in me … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please, do not suffer for your art…

I recently found an old spiral notebook from 2005 that I titled “Angry Poetry” on the bright yellow cover. After going through it, I ended up posting three of the … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

I didn’t think so, until someone I trusted pointed it out to me in a few different stories I am working on. I’ve had the greatest fortune to recently find … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reader’s Mail

Recently a reader asked me why I chose to write about a group of characters who are more than twenty years older than myself in my novel, Oldsters? “What convinced … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment