An island of fossilized coral sits surrounded by Caribbean waters about 50 miles off the Venezuelan coast. This island is home to 1,100 wild donkeys, 15,000-20,000 pink flamingoes, and 30,000 wild goats. And only 20,000 people. What this not-so-typical Caribbean island, Bonaire, lacks in glitzy nightlife and casinos, it makes up for with some of […]
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I’m starting to think what makes me stronger is going to kill me anyway, just for giggles. So here it is, this week’s list of things I can’t live without as a writer, but which I’m certain are going to shorten my lifespan by years. […]
Have you ever really thought about how music can affect your creativity, the stories you tell, or even the characters in your stories? I write about connections between writing and music this week on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog: “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.” I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks!
As I write this, it’s a balmy 2 degrees Fahrenheit here on the eastern plains of Colorado. (That’s –17 Celsius, for those of us who can’t do the conversion in our heads.) As someone whose fingers turn to ice when it dips below 72, I’m not in what I’d call my “happy place” right now. […]
Some life changes drift past you so slowly, you don’t recognize them as they’re happening. It may take years before you can look back and say, “Oh, that’s where things started to change for me.” Other life changes stand up, grab you by the shoulders, and give you a shake. “Here. Now. This,” they say, […]
If you’re setting your goals and intentions for the coming year, are you focusing on goals revolving around wordcount or number of submissions? If so, it’s not too late to think about your writing life from another perspective. What do you need this year to grow yourself as a writer? Do you need to sharpen […]