Another month, another writing prompt. I’m challenging myself to do one a month throughout 2021. This month’s prompt caught my attention because I love going to hibachi restaurants and watch them throw the food up in the air.
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I enjoyed the writing prompt last month so much, I’ve decided to challenge myself to do one every month next year. But, being the ambitious person I am, I’m starting this month. I seem to be collecting art and images on my harddrive. This one of the old-fashioned car with […]
Ask any author this question and you’ll get a different answer. Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist once said: “I hate writing, I love having written.” In this post, I’ll share my response to “Does writing energize or exhaust you?”. My response to the question is, […]
How can nematode reproduction help you write an interesting alien species? Several science fiction tales have explored the possibilities of alternative forms of reproduction from what humanity uses. Ursula Le Guin explored this in much of her work, most notably The Left Hand of Darkness. I recently came upon some research that gives another possibility to explore.
June is National Audiobook and to celebrate, I fully intended to launch the audiobook version of Public Speaking Super Powers. I hired an audio engineer. I verified which of my microphones would be best to use. And I purchased a mini-sound-proofing device to help make the sound crisper. This was all done by February. Plenty of time to get this all done, right?
Then I started working on the script.
A couple of years ago, I started reading books about the Catholic faith during Lent. You can read my previous posts from 2018 and 2019, if you wish. Normally, I only read three books during those 40 days, but because I started early … and have decided not to stop, […]
Poetry can be hard to define, but most people know a poem when they read one. Some people love poetry; others can do without it. Regardless, understanding this art form — as a reader or a writer — is part of any well-rounded education. Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, which happens every April, I’ve decided to present some frequently asked questions and their answers.