Putting On My Pants

Writing and stories are magic. And when I explain this to people, I see the look of confusion in their faces. I often concede that it sounds strange, but true. Because writing can sometimes feel like I am tapping into something much deeper than my own mind. The first step when I write a novel Read More …

My First Novel

I wrote the first words of my first novel on November 7, 2012. But there was a journey getting to that point. As I noted in a previous blog post, I wouldn’t be a writer without Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I honed my skills writing fan fiction and in online role play. The instant feedback Read More …

On Simplicity

In my frustrations about how technology has consumed my time and my mental energy, I have often thought that I wish I could live more simply. I define that to mean less time surfing the internet and less time swiping around a tablet or phone. More time reading and writing, more space to be in Read More …

Hardwired Art

I wrote in a previous blog post that, “I believe humans are hardwired for storytelling. Narrative is innate in our brains. Something resonates when we hear and read stories.” I want to expand upon this idea. In the final chapters of Steven Pinker’s The blank slate: The modern denial of human nature, he writes: “Art Read More …