This or Something Better

This post was an unfinished DRAFT that I have now decided to complete. Look at me go 🙂 I was shoveling snow after a freakish April snowstorm on April 19th, 2022 I began to think, “If I wasn’t having to shovel snow right now, what would I prefer to be doing with my time?” The […]

Writers Muse

A creative muse is any source of inspiration you rely on to enrich your writing life and provide you with creative ideas for your next writing project. The word muse comes from the Greek mousai, and refers to the goddesses of creativity and the arts. When I wrote A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening, music was my […]

What the ?$%^ is a Literary Tropes?

Without looking it up, do you know what a trope is?? I knew as an author I used tropes a lot! But I didn’t know what I was using was called a trope! trope  noun \ ˈtrōp  \ Definition of trope  1: a word or expression used in a figurative sense : FIGURE OF SPEECH 2: a common or overused theme or […]

Hola’

I am seriously considering putting together a writers weeklong retreat in Playa de Carmen, Mexico in mid to late February 2023. You fly into Cancun Mexico and our ground transportation will take you to the site! I don’t know a lot of the details. But what I do know is that: Includes 2 chef prepared […]

Homophones and Homonyms

As an author, language is important, but equally as important is grammar. I personally don’t struggle with language when I write as I have a very verbose and well rounded dictionary of words to choose from. But it is that darn ole’ issue of grammar that can trip me up. Which it does regularly. Especially […]

The Writer Inside of You

Even though I have written countless stories, articles, blog posts and have published 3 novels. I still have a hard time saying that I am an author. As at times I get caught up in the old world paradigm, that only real authors have a big name publisher behind them. Like Harpercollins, Random House and […]

Making the Time

It was forecasted to be rainy for most of this past weekend and, in spite of the predicted forecast, Tina and I still decided to go out to our trailer this weekend. The rain could/would be the perfect reason for me to take the time to write. We just wanted to get away and spend […]

Fiction Spiritual Genre

Recently I had this question posed to me, “ What is my definition of the Spiritual Fiction genre?” I had to reflect on that question for a period of time. The best I come up with is that, the spiritual fiction genre is about sharing a belief and processes of personal transformation involved in believing in a […]

Does writing an eBook scare the hell out of you?

For many of you that probably scares the HELL out of you! I know it did me before I discovered the 7 Steps to Self-publishing my books. As you maybe aware of, I am a 3 X International best-selling fiction author and 1 X non-fiction best-selling author. As an avid reader of my blog posts. […]