How to Write a Love Note

How to Write a Love Note

“My life is so much better today because of your presence in this room.” An old man laying in a hospital bed said that to me 30 years ago and I recall that phrase almost every day. Today is a good day to tell someone you admire how much better your life is...
A New Twist to the 5 Ws and How of Writing

A New Twist to the 5 Ws and How of Writing

Let’s put a new twist on the standard who, what, when, where, why and how questions that writers are supposed to answer and approach it from the context of our motivation for writing. Why are you writing? To whom are your writing? How do you tell the story? What...
How to Handle the Critics in Your Life

How to Handle the Critics in Your Life

“And, of course, with the birth of the first artist came the inevitable afterbirth- the critic.” – Mel Brook’s “Birth of the Art Critic.” Getting a publisher interested in my first novel, Voice on the Prairie, was a fulfillment of years of hard work, rejection...