May 2016

Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

2016-05-05T13:28:57-06:00May 5th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal|

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. [...]

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November 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-07:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|

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 [...]

April 2015

Turning Things Around

2015-04-15T13:02:06-06:00April 15th, 2015|Agents, Conferences, Inspiration, Personal, Pikes Peak Writers|

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 [...]

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March 2015

I’m On The Round Table Podcast

2015-03-30T20:47:53-06:00March 30th, 2015|Inspiration, Podcasts|

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 [...]

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August 2014

The Cat’s in the Cradle

2014-08-28T11:29:58-06:00August 28th, 2014|Inspiration, Personal|

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 [...]

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Robin Williams… And More

2014-08-12T09:30:22-06:00August 11th, 2014|Inspiration, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|

I'm not sure what to say here that's coherent or will make sense, but I gotta get this out of me. Robin Williams passed away today of an apparent suicide. I've lost more than my fair share of close friends to suicide. It's one of the most painful ways to [...]

July 2014

Guest Post: Inside the Trunk with SJ Abraham

2014-07-24T15:38:03-06:00July 24th, 2014|Guest Post, Inspiration|

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 [...]

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June 2014

You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

2014-06-02T10:39:01-06:00June 2nd, 2014|Inspiration, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|

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, [...]

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March 2014

The Other Side of Fear

2014-03-06T13:21:19-07:00March 6th, 2014|Inspiration|

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. [...]

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February 2009

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

2010-09-17T00:21:33-06:00February 26th, 2009|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 [...]

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