I write novels, screenplays, and works of non-fiction. I share my passion for writing with advice, tips, book reviews for writers, and more. This page will also feature any works in progress and samples of my work.

  • Find the Spark and Write

    Story Sparks: Finding Your Best Story Ideas & Turning Them into Compelling Fiction by Denise Jaden Denise Jaden explores the concept of inspiration in her latest book, Story Sparks. She gives practical advice on finding story ideas in everyday life, how to nurture the creative power you already have, and suggests small exercises that can […]

  • How to Write About Culture for a Living and Not ‘Sell Out’

    The term ‘sell out’ is used a little too liberally these days. People expect artists (and, yes, writers are artists) to do everything for the sheer love of creation and the moment they make a bit of money, people start to call them ‘sell outs’; but it’s not true and it’s not fair! Everyone has […]

  • The Ultimate Guide to Book Publishers by Jeff Herman

    Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents: Who they are, What they want, and How to win them over Jeff Herman knows the publishing world and is dedicated to share that knowledge with fellow writers. He tells the story of how he got into the business and provides advice for writers on […]

  • The Kick-Ass Writer

    The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience by Chuck Wendig This is a book for writers who don’t have time to read a book for writers. You can dive in and out of the book with ease. If you want to learn something about the fundamentals, the […]

  • Great Advice on Becoming a How-To Writer

    How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit by Robert W. Bly Here are a few of the notes I took while reading this book . . . A how-to writer is a teacher in print. However, instead of teaching in a classroom, the how-to wroter does most of his teaching in written […]

  • The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue

    The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hough, Jr. As a teacher, I keep coming across posters that declare, “Said is Dead!” To me, these alternatives are just lazy. A good writer doesn’t need them. Said says it all. John Hough explains . . . “Said” isn’t  intrusive, at all. It’s invisible. The reader reads […]

  • Come on Writers, Use Your Wild Voice!

    Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness by Judy Reeves I love the subtitle of this book, “Writing from Your Authentic Wildness” and I really want to see exactly what that entails. Part of me had to put away the actual title when it read it though because I am not a woman. […]

  • Write About It

    Very wise words from Hunter S. Thompson, so, Go write about it!

  • Artists Don’t Have a Never-Ending Well

    Producing art is taxing. It is a process that needs to be rewarded. Yet many people think artists don’t need to be compensated for their work. They erroneously believe that there is an infinite well from which we draw. Art isn’t valued the way it should be in this day and age. Tina Welling sums […]

  • 4 Ideal Apps for Creative Writers

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, the employment opportunities for writers and authors is projected to grow 3 percent from by 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite this fact, strong competition is expected for full-time jobs because of the attraction of the occupation. Writers and authors provide written […]