Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2012

How are you preparing for NaNoWriMo 2012? Are you making notes, creating an outline, sketching out ideas? NaNoWriMo is about having fun writing among a community of other writer’s. For some of us the fun also includes a serious opportunity to realize the dream of being a published author. For those who take their fun […]

The Hobbit – 75th Anniversary

The Hobbit written by J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien was first published 75 years ago today (September 21, 1937). Tolkien created Middle Earth and several languages including Elvish, and has enchanted the minds of millions for generations. What’s your favorite scene in The Hobbit? Keep updated on 1,000 Words A Day. Enter your email address […]

In Tribute to Ray Bradbury

Today story writing takes a back seat as I pay tribute to Mr. Ray Bradbury, who passed away at the age of 91, on June 5th, the same day I finally announced to the world “I am a writer.” Tonight his ever hopeful IBM Selectric typewriter now knows Ray will never regain the motor skills […]


A little more than a month ago I did a book review of Jeff Goins book, You Are A Writer [So Start Acting Like One] At the end of the review, I declared that You Are A Writer. What I failed to do is declare myself one. I’ve been writing blogs since 2000, and I’ve […]

Neil Gaiman Interviews Stephen King

How cool is this? Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) recently posted an interview he had with Stephen King, on his blog. It’s the best King interview I have ever read. From my mid-teens I’ve been a fan. The first Stephen King book I ever read was The Shinning. It scared the shit out […]

Book Review: You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins

Years ago when I was a stockbroker, a funds salesman gave a presentation called, “You Are the Product”. It basically stated that as important as the investment instrument we were selling was, ultimately we were building a long-lasting, trusting relationship with our clients. This is what You Are a Writer is about. You Are a […]

Book Review: Pentecost by J. F. Penn

Pentecost is Joanna Penn’s debut thriller novel and it’s a good one. The hero, Morgan Sierra, is a biblical scholar and an Oxford trained clinical psychologist. Before becoming an academic she was a member of the Israeli Defense Forces, where she was trained in combat and uses the self-defense art of Krav Maga to kick […]