WRITING

My Sci-Fi History

As with many love stories, my relationship with sci-fi didn’t start well. When I was seven years old, my eleven-year-old sister took me to a double feature: “Them” and “Tarantula.” One could argue those are horror movies, but they’re based on science-gone-wrong. “Them” is about nuclear testing creating huge monstrous ants, and “Tarantula” is about… Read More My Sci-Fi History

WRITING

The Blank Page

Does writing have to be an agonizing event of confronting a blank page?  Must we be the starving artist who, like Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) in the movie “Adaptation,” go to hell and back in our efforts just to begin? Here’s what some successful writers have to say about facing the blank page… The aspiring writer… Read More The Blank Page

WRITING

Writing Tools

  With almost seventy percent of Americans wanting to write, one would think there would be far more tools out there. It has taken some time for me to find them.  Let me save you some time and effort. My first breakthrough in my quest to find economical sources for critiques and editing was Critique Circle.… Read More Writing Tools