My Guardian Angel Drives A Green 1968 Dodge Charger

I woke this morning to a memory of an incident that took place when I was a kid in the 1970’s. I was a 14-years-old and living in Lindenhurst, New York, a blue collar town on the south shore of Long Island. Having just completed my newspaper deliveries, I was straddling my bike in my […]

Dead Giveaway (WIP-5)

Previously: Dead Giveaway (WIP-4) …After a brief pause, Henry said, “Miles, can I ask you a personal question.” “Most certainly Henry, ask away.” Miles said without hesitation. “Do you remember when you died?”   Miles stared at Henry for a long minute. With a slight nod he began. “Father was an educated man, but he […]

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 5 Writing Kickin’ Butt

NaNoWriMo 2012 Writing is Ahead of Schedule! Toldya I’d kick some writing ass. Here’s my NaNoWriMo ID: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/werner Actually Day 3 didn’t go as I had imagined. Despite being in a great writing spot – beautiful, comfortable, and with an endless supply of free coffee – the words came hard and the story developed slowly. I […]

Writing is a Job

I finally get it. I made the mental paradigm shift. Writing is a Job. For the 10+ years I participated in NaNoWriMo, I came to the page almost every day, but I came to the page lightly. I completed several 50,000+ word manuscripts, but I always approached it with a ‘creative play’ mindset with a […]

Writing Without Limits

David Gaughran published a guest post article on his excellent blog Let’s Get Digital, by thriller writer, Matthew Iden. In the article Matthew discussed the End of Limits in writing and publishing stories. Gone is the need for specific word counts for specific genres of fiction and whether or not you are a new or […]

A Haunted Book Store

This is another story from the Paranormal Articles Archives, from June 10th, 2010. On Sunday, I drove down to New Haven with a friend, to visit my brother in Yale-New Haven Hospital. On the way back one of our favorite places to stop is the Travelers Restaurant & Book Store. It’s right off exit 74, […]

Strange Story (guest post)

This is a guest post from a writer I know who goes by the name Dameon. He’ll be posting from time to time. Either he or I will divulge a little more about him – as he allows it. I’ll keep encouraging him… I found this in a journal that was mixed in with a […]

The Civil War Began 150 Years Ago Today

On this day 150 years ago, at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861, Confederate Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire with an artillery barrage on Fort Sumter, commanded by Union Major Robert Anderson, starting the American Civil War. The Civil War involved over 3 million American soldiers, of which more than 640,000 died over the […]