An author's duty to provide a satisfying ending for their readers.

There’s not one right way to end a story, but there are many things to consider when writing one, and even more ways to write a bad ending. One thing that I think is sometimes forgotten when ending a story is the author’s duty to readers to provide a satisfying ending. Is there a duty? […]

I’m cheating a little in this post since 2017 is the first full year that I have been blogging. I started in the fall of 2016, so I’m going to include statistics from the time I started this blog through 2017. Don’t worry, I won’t bother you with numbers of views for each post, but […]

Lessons from Other Authors

I’m constantly learning about, re-examining, adjusting, and experimenting with the writing craft. In the process, I pass on information to other writers in the hope that it will be helpful to someone else. Through the process, I’ve learned that a writer needs to be in the right place at the right time to receive helpful […]

This Poem


This poem is a journey, an unveiling. An unraveling. The corners do not tuck in neatly at the sides. They come loose and fray. The lines cut corners; fall out of place. The letters are crooked and unshined. This poem is broken and damaged, but it’s filled with promise and hope. And if you don’t […]