Regional AND World-Wide

Here’s the thing. I’m from a small town in rural Minnesota. Small towns have a connotation of people being small-minded and limited in their worldview. Furthermore, Minnesota as a state is treated like the small town of the rest of the country. And what’s worse is people here buy into …

A Change in Post

I’ve taken a break from updating my blog, as some of you may have noticed. This isn’t because I don’t have anything to write about. Rather, it’s because I’ve been busy writing a few new projects. These have been a little difficult to work through. The challenge I’ve discovered in …

Brave Enough

I thought I’d share a bit of mostly non-fictional prose I wrote back when I was still living in California. I wrote this to work some tension before going to bed. It was written to deal with my being a little freaked out by my neighbor (the tenant in my landlord’s …

Photographic Memory

For years I have been called obsessive or infatuated or things along those lines all due to my ability to bring up information, quotes, or descriptions from memory. These well-meaning people assumed that I would only remember that information if I had committed it to memory through diligent, fanatical study. …

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Today is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”s birthday. He was born in Scotland in 1859 and is most known as the brilliant writer who brought us the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. There are several reasons I chose to write about him today. The first has already been stated. The second reason …

In Reading: DUNE

When you set out to be a writer it is important to set aside equal time to be a reader. Reading not only informs your medium by increasing your awareness in vocabulary as well as styles, but it also informs you of common plots and devices (typically referred to as the …