Confessions of a creative fool

In which we discuss the true meaning of passion in art. Read More...

One problem with prequels

The flip side of “what’s it mean?” Read More...

Predictable

A good mystery isn’t simply about surprise... Read More...

Thematically speaking

In which I explore what literary critics mean by "theme." Read More...

It's been done

They say there's nothing new under the sun. So? Read More...

Finishing

You have to know to stop revising. Read More...

Meaningful

How an author can try too hard yet look like he didn’t try at all. Read More...

What's it mean?

Ancient petroglyphs can tell us about modern creativity. Read More...

Worthwhile?

Good work takes time and effort. Read More...

Know how

Thinking you know how to do something, and actually being able to do it are not the same thing. Read More...

Package deal

Someone has to dream the dream Read More...

Up to the job?

You need to know what’s required. Read More...

Oppression or…?

Signposts in the creative process. Read More...

Paper packrat

The right tool for the job. Read More...

A spark of…

You need more than substance. Read More...

Contextually speaking

In which I worry about too little disagreement, or is it agreement? Read More...

Happenstance, coincidence, or...

Sometimes the enemy isn’t external. Read More...

Insert title here

The importance of titles. Read More...

Exercising

Stretching the metaphorical muscles. Read More...

The Age of Foolishness

We don’t have to be serious all the time. Read More...

Evoking

Creativity isn’t what most people think. Read More...

Entitled

There’s no such thing as free. Read More...

A pair of…

Examining characterization in a series of books leads to epiphany about real people. Read More...

Worlds of Wonder

Remembering the work of author, Andre Norton. Read More...

Outsight

Being an outsider isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, take two. Read More...

Proliferation

Stories, like living things, need nurturing and room to grow. Read More...

Not finished

The difference between a destination and a goal. Read More...

The Fellowship of the Red Pen

Copy editing is not the only kind of editing... Read More...

Good intentions and elbow grease

It takes more than effort and intent. Read More...

What's it called?

The importance of good titles, and the dangers of... Read More...

Risky business

How being brave in front of an audience is not as great a feat as some think. Read More...

Another man's poison...

Writing lessons technology teaches. Read More...

The Secret of Success

I reveal the secret. Really, I do. Read More...

Running with the Herd

A review that says bad things isn’t necessarily a bad review. Read More...

How the Heavens Ring

This history of one carol, among other things. Read More...

Illumination in shades of grey

Sketching leads to an epiphany. Read More...