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The Flow Of Time

The Flow Of Time

As I’m sitting here trying to figure out what to write for this week’s post – actually whether or not I should write something or skip a week – I’m reminded of time and how quickly life seems to flow.     Not that the ‘speed’ is obvious; it’s only when I...

What makes an artist?

What makes an artist?

I love meeting artists. Their ability to capture emotions and depth on paper never fails to intrigue me. I’m pretty sure that what inspires artists is a similar driving force that writers experience in the depths of their being to create. The thing is that...

Letting Go

Letting Go

Khalil Gibran had it right when he wrote: Your children are not your children They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself They come through you but not from you And though they are with you yet they belong not to you   I read a friend’s post the...

Inspiration? It’s a Breath Away

Inspiration? It’s a Breath Away

I often wonder where the inspiration for my stories come from. And yes, I’m aware that I get ideas just about anywhere and at any time, even when I’m half asleep or at a party or simply talking to a friend. But where do these ideas come from? And will they dry up one...

Beliefs That Held Me Back

Beliefs That Held Me Back

It’s very interesting how a belief, whether true or false, can determine the path we take in life. While I was in secondary school, I remember studying books by D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce and E.M. Forster.  In reading their bios I found their lives to be so very...

Digging Deep Into Character

Digging Deep Into Character

When I read Dan Levinson’s Fires of Man, I was so impressed at the depth at which he got into his characters. The story is told from multiple points of view. Now at first glance this might seem extremely disorienting. I was concerned that this would make me lose...

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