Thursday, May 22, 2014

Humbled my post endured the vaunted Gauntlet at Men with Pens! If you haven't checked them out or familiarized yourself with James' story, you should...

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the article and as always, your feedback is you have a Muse? Have I committed sacrilege with what I suggest in my post?

Please share your thoughts.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Darkness, flash fiction

Pleased to announce that the terrific online mag Doorknobs and BodyPaint elected to publish my flash fiction piece. 'Twas an Earth Day theme, with the word prompt: dirt-streaked tears. Please note, you will need to click on Issue 74 to get to my story, entitled Darkness. 

Thanks, I hope you enjoy and as always feedback welcomed!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Write Around the Corner..

Link Roundup

There are so many great writers and resources out there: while I humbly hope to provide posts and fiction that you will find informative and enjoyable, I would also like to bring attention to recent articles/posts/work that I have found compelling. Enjoy!


Some terrific stuff out there in the blogosphere…not everything hot off the presses—sometimes digging back a little ways avails you of some marvelous posts you may have missed! Some great pieces below, a pretty eclectic list.

Sophie Lizard offers very reassuring advice, encouragement and info to bloggers who, like me, sometimes have great trepidation regarding technology. The article lists some great sites where technophobes may comfortably ply their trade.

I was fortunate enough to stumble across Tara Sparling’s site recently—she’s got some great stuff! Of particular interest for me is how she champions flash fiction, a form I’m learning to love more and more. Congrats to contest winner  Katie Purcell, whose tremendous piece is featured in Tara’s great article.

Jonathan Mead addresses a topic I know I and surely many writers confront regularly. It’s a great article which suggests we may looking at the relationship between our day jobs and our dream jobs/pursuits all wrong…

What a treat to have discovered the musings of Dani Shapiro today. This is a stirring piece on “living out loud,” really gets at the soul of a writer, and also that oft-elusive balance regarding social media/platform-building.  More than anything, Dani just writes beautifully, lyrically—a pleasure to soak in, regardless of topic.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How to Get Awesome Guest-Blogging Gigs with CPR

Excited that award-winning author and owner of top-ranked site for writers Carol Tice published my piece on a strategy I have used to land spots on top hers! I hope you enjoy the article and feedback is always welcomed.


Friday, May 2, 2014

A Dream Deferred--Guest Post for Gilda Evans

I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know L.A.-based author and radio personality Gilda Evans, and am humbled she published my guest post, which sheds some light on some of the personal aspects of my authorial journey, and some sources of my inspiration.

 I hope you enjoy, and if you wish to share feedback, including thoughts on what inspires you, I'd love to hear from you in the comments section on the post.