Compulsion or Habit

Every spring, approximately in the middle of May, I lose all ambition, all inspiration, and all desire to write blog posts. This has happened every year since about 2014 when I started writing my first and only novel thus far. (At least, I think it’s been every year.) This mad compulsion usually lasts two or …

Exposition in Story

Image by Anne Karakash from Pixabay I took Exposition in Literature while in college, which lead me to believe that it was an academic technique, nothing more. Since I’ve become more earnest about the writing craft though, I have come across many scholastic terms that have the same or deeper meaning in the professional realm …


Image by Katerwursty from Pixabay One of the beta readers who I chose for this first go-a-round of assessment with my manuscript finished her task and sent her report back. She had plenty to say to me about how I could improve it, which is what I wanted. Needless to say, I’m elated to have …

Writing Apparatus

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Over the last ten years or so, I’ve tried a multitude of writing instruments in effort to make the pursuit trouble-free. Shouldn’t the endeavor of serious writing be as painless as possible? I thought it should be, and when I read several months of blog posts written by serious …

No Real Disparity

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The last two years have been harsh. Yes, I mean the COVID-19 dilemma. At least it has been that way for some. I say this because some people haven’t felt that much of an effect on their lives from the dreaded virus. As you might suspect, I’m one of …


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