Letting the Extraordinary Take Care of Itself

Letting the Extraordinary Take Care of Itself

I walked by “RonRon” during my early morning walk. I have a cordial, conversational relationship with him. Most folks around town know him. I don’t know why his name is doubled, or if that’s even his “real” name. I don’t know his last name. I don’t know if he’s...
Intriguing Characters in Real Life

Intriguing Characters in Real Life

–Are There Some in Your Everyday World?     It’s no secret I love to write and teach. So, I’m often asked from where I get ideas for names, plots, and characters.   As for names, I’ve been known to go shopping for ideas in cemeteries!   Plots...
When a Million-Plus Words is Still Not Enough

When a Million-Plus Words is Still Not Enough

I love words. They’re my tools. I stitch them together in an effort to entertain, enthrall, and inspire readers. Sometimes I hit the mark; other times, I have to tear out the stitching and start over. And, with 1,033,322 words in the English language (Global Language...
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