Category Archives: Writing

License, or – ?

I’ve just started reading The Revenant, a Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke.  It recounts the story of Hugh Glass, a legendary mountain man/fur trapper who was horribly mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his companions. … Continue reading

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Silence

“Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation” – James Thurber Do you ever long for silence?  I do.  I’m a writer, so that means that my work is all about words.  In addition to creative writing, a writer is … Continue reading

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Why Fantasy?

“Is this written for children?” Authors of fantasy, myself included, often hear this question. The answer is, well, no.  Yes.  Maybe. Both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien pointed out that although fairy tales and myths have in our culture been … Continue reading

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Birthing a Novel

They say writing a novel is like giving birth.  I don’t think that’s quite right.  Writing a novel is like being pregnant; having it published is like giving birth. When the idea for a new novel first strikes us, it … Continue reading

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Being Creative

Oddly, I seldom listen to recorded music, but I love live performance, of all kinds.  Recorded music, no matter how fine the quality, seems to me dead, because it does not give me the synergistic connection with the performer that makes … Continue reading

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Book Festival Coming Up!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be exhibiting my novels at the Sonoma County Book Festival – bookfest@sonic.net – in Santa Rosa, California on Saturday, September 24.  It promises to be a great day, rubbing shoulders with some well-known authors … Continue reading

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Two Reviews of The Forest

I’m delighted to post these two reviews.  Enjoy! The Forest, a review by Barbara Gilcrest What a gentle book!  To open the cover of The Forest is to step into the world of the Graybarks  where Timkin lives with his … Continue reading

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Books!!

Hallelujah!  My books are on their way!  I’ve spent the last few days working with the editor to get them ready, and they are now with the printer.  I am dancing around, holding my breath, hoping to have them in my … Continue reading

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Back Again

Hi Everyone – I feel like I’ve been gone for a year, but it’s really only been a month-plus.  But I have traveled!  Oh yes, I have been back in the world of The Forest, writing a sequel, The Desert.  … Continue reading

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Readin’ ‘n Writin’

The confluence of two passions: I just visited the library and brought home some new literary treasures to savor; and NaNoWriMo started today, which means writing about 2,000 words every day for the next month, with an eye to completing a … Continue reading

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