I was honored when asked to be a part of this Mélange blogging experience. It wasn’t long after the honor, however, that the writer’s block and panic settled in. Which is why, for my first post, I’m sharing my favoriteRead More… Red Wheelbarrow
“So, what do you write?” This is the most common greeting at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference I am attending in Ft. Collins. The basics of name and residence are left to plastic covered tags, and although who youRead More… Tribe Vibes
I don’t know much about the idiosyncrasies of other writers, but I’m always looking for new, old-school ways to play with my writing, to inspire and re-inspire. I type on an keyboard that resembles a old typewriter, I keep aRead More… Olivia
Put a bunch of mystery or thriller writers in the same room, typically in a hotel bar at Left Coast Crime or some other writers’ conference, and the topic of conversation will undoubtedly wander from the state of the publishingRead More… The First Time I ever Killed Someone
Sky Net is real. Humanity may not be headed for Armageddon just yet, but I am totally screwed. The electronic rapture has swept the planet and I’ve been left behind. In the early 19th century, there were textile workers calledRead More… Thirty feet under water with zombie tarantulas
Facing a blank piece of paper is both exhilarating and terrifying. I embraced the latter when it came to writing my first blog on this site. We get to write about whatever we want. Sound freeing? For me, it’s aRead More… WRITER’S BLOCK: When your imaginary friends won’t talk to you.
RICK G. COMES UP AND ASKS if I would like to contribute to a writer’s blog. He’s got that little Girl-Scout-Cookie-Seller look in his eyes. I figure it’s worth a couple of bucks and won’t add to my bottom line–theRead More… Mélange à Trois
About two months ago my wife Shelie (pronounced shel-ee) and I pulled out of our driveway for the two-day drive from our former home in a Denver suburb bound for a new job, new home, and a new life inRead More… New Kid in Town