On Writing: Summer Heat, Thunderstorms, and Absent Muses


Hi, Dear Reader. I’m off to a late start with this post – a later start than I would have liked – so I apologize in advance for the lateness of this blog post. I didn’t oversleep and wake up at noon, nor did I go out to run errands or for that matter, toContinue reading “On Writing: Summer Heat, Thunderstorms, and Absent Muses”

On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’


I rarely write poetry. I am, first and foremost, a writer of prose, with a side dish of screenwriting added for good measure. Poetry is a genre that I don’t tackle much because I always feel like, “Nah. This is drivel. It doesn’t sing.” In today’s parlance, poetry, my friend, is not in my comfortContinue reading “On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’”

A Writer’s Tale: Truth or Fiction?


“Yeah, I know what your English Professor tried to tell you. But if your English Professor could make a living writing fiction, they would have been doing it.” ― Dean Wesley Smith Where do you get your ideas from? All writers of fiction, from Jane Austen, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Harris,Continue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Truth or Fiction?”

A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs


Many years ago, when I still lived in Miami, Florida, I wrote a short story which was both a coming-of-age tale and also a look at an older man who must re-examine his youthful choices after a tragic incident kills his high school “crush.” As Reunion’s summary reads on the back cover and on itsContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs”

A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story


  It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a tad over three years since I self-published my short story Reunion via Amazon’s CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform. Originally written in 1998 at a time when I was feeling nostalgic about my teenage years and, among many things, prompted by the recent death of one of myContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story”