Welcome!

You made it! I’m so glad you’re here! Kick off your shoes and stay a while. I have been mulling over the move to WP.com to WP.org for a while. I decided to bite the bullet because WP.org offers more functionality and flexibility. As many of you know, I...

Be Your Own Hero

If you’ve been a writer for more than five minutes, no doubt you’ve been introduced to Joseph Campbell’s work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. (If not, consider this your introduction. You’re welcome.) Campbell combines psychology with...

The Dreaded B-word: Backstory

A few weeks ago, I attended a seminar given by author and story consultant Lisa Cron. You may know her from her popular column at Writer Unboxed, her TEDx Talk, or her book Wired for Story.  Her approach to writing fiction is a bit unconventional. She says that...

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