Weathering Writer’s Block and the Weather

I'm in a spot of trouble at the moment. You see, I am almost entirely certain that my ability to write creatively, and to write well, derives its power from the inverse of the amount of sunlight I am receiving.  That is, the less summer sun and summer heat the better.  Aware that I haven't… Continue reading Weathering Writer’s Block and the Weather

Prompt #10: Friendship [Is Kinda Hard Sometimes]

Here’s the third installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started two weeks ago.  Today I bring you my thoughts on friendship, my experience with it, and questions I have of it, courtesy of a free write done on the subject.  Here's the prompt: “10. Friendship: Write about being friends with someone." Now I… Continue reading Prompt #10: Friendship [Is Kinda Hard Sometimes]

Chapbook Review: “Star Dust”

There is so much to glean from a single poem, if it is written well, much less a collection of well-written poetry.  Star Dust, by Frank Bidart, certainly measured up and exceeded that expectation.  I had been searching for something delicious to dive into, and this chapbook did not disappoint. One line in Bidart's poem… Continue reading Chapbook Review: “Star Dust”

Prompt #7: The Rocket Ship

Here's the second installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started last Monday.  Today I bring you a poem entitled "Hyper-space", which is my take on Sunday's prompt: "The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on it’s way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away." Now this is not 500 words, like… Continue reading Prompt #7: The Rocket Ship

Prayer, Pathways and Second Chances (or “Whatever the Hell is In Store for Me Next”)

There once was a time where I knew where I was going in my life, of that I am sure. From those recently past days, I have notes and drawings and piles of self-wrought scripture, to follow without doubt as to the destination or the nature of the path I took.  Everything was crystal clear,… Continue reading Prayer, Pathways and Second Chances (or “Whatever the Hell is In Store for Me Next”)

Top Ten “Gotta Do’s” on my Bucket List

I have been giving some thought to it and at long last decided (Yes!) to create my bucket list. Mind you, this list is not an "At Least Get It Done Before You Die" List.  Rather, this is a "You Gotta Do This" list.  The point being to live my life to the fullest, and not… Continue reading Top Ten “Gotta Do’s” on my Bucket List

Prompt #1: Outside the Window

In order to get into the writing groove and start practicing for writing fiction, I have decided to spend some time every day writing 500 words on a small prompt.  I will try to make it as close to 500 words for every prompt, poem or otherwise.  Might be fiction, might be narrative nonfiction.  An… Continue reading Prompt #1: Outside the Window