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5 05, 2016

Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

2016-05-05T13:28:57-06:00May 5th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal|Comments Off on Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

There have been a great number of studies in the creative mind and how it relates to mood instability, erratic behavior, and general mental disorders. This is not such a study. Everything here is anecdotal from a personal standpoint, not scientific. Keep that in mind as you peruse my words. [...]

20 11, 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-06:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the [...]

15 04, 2015

Turning Things Around

2015-04-15T13:02:06-06:00April 15th, 2015|Agents, Conferences, Inspiration, Personal, Pikes Peak Writers|Comments Off on Turning Things Around

I've hesitated making this post for a while. I received some good news today that changed my mind about posting this, so here it is.... I've been down on myself for a good number of months now as far as my writing goes. I've faced some emotional challenges. I've battled [...]

30 03, 2015

I’m On The Round Table Podcast

2015-03-30T20:47:53-06:00March 30th, 2015|Inspiration, Podcasts|Comments Off on I’m On The Round Table Podcast

I can't believe it's taken me almost two weeks to post about this! Many apologies to Dave, Terry, and Jake for the massive delays in getting this "out the door." A few months ago, I sat on the Skype-line with three fantastic gentlemen and scholars of the writing craft and [...]

28 08, 2014

The Cat’s in the Cradle

2014-08-28T11:29:58-06:00August 28th, 2014|Inspiration, Personal|Comments Off on The Cat’s in the Cradle

Cat's in the Cradle On Tuesday, when I got home from the Day Job, my son approached me within seconds of my backpack hitting the floor. He asked, "Daddy? Can we play football?" I told him that I wanted a few minutes to veg out and just chill before doing [...]

24 07, 2014

Guest Post: Inside the Trunk with SJ Abraham

2014-07-24T15:38:03-06:00July 24th, 2014|Guest Post, Inspiration|Comments Off on Guest Post: Inside the Trunk with SJ Abraham

The moment in my writing career I’m most proud of happened just last year. I took the 85000 words of my debut novel that had consumed years of my life, hundreds if not thousands of hours of effort and thought, editing, querying and pining and… I trunked it. Then I [...]

2 06, 2014

You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

2014-06-02T10:39:01-06:00June 2nd, 2014|Inspiration, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

I awoke yesterday morning, and the very first thing I saw in my RSS feeds was news of Jay Lake's passing on SF Signal. Jay didn't know me. We were Facebook friends with the occasional "like" or "share" between us, but no real conversation or comments to talk about. However, [...]

6 03, 2014

The Other Side of Fear

2014-03-06T13:21:19-06:00March 6th, 2014|Inspiration|Comments Off on The Other Side of Fear

I friend of mine posted this image with a quote from Jack Canfield. For those of you that are somehow unable to read the quote, it goes, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." I couldn't agree more. I used to be afraid of almost everything important. [...]

26 02, 2009

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

2010-09-17T00:21:33-06:00February 26th, 2009|Inspiration|Comments Off on Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

Christopher Nolan was an Irish writer with exceptional talent, and a great desire to write. His drive to put words down on paper overcame the facts of his birth. He was born without the ability to move anything other than his eyes, and later advances in medicine granted him the [...]