Enough

I mentioned in the last post, Introductions, that I’m working through the voice exercises in Hallie Ephron’s Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. One of the takeaways for me is that every hero needs a flaw, a chink in the armor, a button to push. Something to overcome. This was hard for me. I normally write…… Continue reading Enough

Grout

Walking videos have been a great thing during the lockdown. Basically, a walking video is a person that walks around whatever city with a camera and films as he goes. Some are thirty minutes, and some are hours long. It’s great white noise for writing, and when you look up, there’s pretty scenery on the…… Continue reading Grout

Mosaics

Lantern Bridge Mosaic Thinking organically when creating art is hard for me. I’m an analyst. I take my hammer (or my head), smash it into a problem to bash it down to its tiniest parts and then fit the pieces together in dozens of different ways until I solve it. Hard to smash a piece…… Continue reading Mosaics

Postcards

AKA “How I started my latest writing art project: Postcards from Port Liberty.” Welcome to Port Liberty! I love getting real mail. Not email. Not all the ads or bills. REAL mail. Growing up without social media and email was AWESOME. It meant that every once in a while, when you least expected it, you’d…… Continue reading Postcards

Logos

Several people have asked how my logo came to be, so I thought I’d share what it means to me and how the elements came about. First a little word-geekery, What the heck is a logo? According to the internet (which means it must be true), logo (the word), showed up in 1937, probably as…… Continue reading Logos