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Word Slayers

Well folks I haven’t written a blog in a month. I’ve been busy teaching Creative Writing at U of P and that involves assembling lectures, developing activities, grading papers, and going mad. 441 more words

Blog Post

Lord of The Rings: Favorite Movies and soon to be favorite book

The title says it all :). Its taking me some time to finish the book because its three books in one which equals 1,178 pages…so even for me that’s a lot. Enjoy these pictures!



“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date.

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Writing Inspiration

I'm Not Doing This For Me

The Daily Post is asking: When Will I Be Loved? Have you dreamt of becoming famous? What would your claim to fame be? Comedy? Acting? Writing? 475 more words

Collection of Writing Processes

  • Staying up late/getting up early/writing on the go/setting aside time to write

Night-time awakes a more alert chemistry in me (Thomas Wolfe)

Early morning writers: Sylvia Plath at 4 am; Jack London, Toni Morrison, and Katherine Anne Porter at 5 am; Kurt Vonnegut  at 5:30 am; Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Wharton at 6 am. 326 more words

Writing Advice

The Castle (a 2006 memory)

by Edwin Muir

All through that summer at ease we lay,
And daily from the turret wall
We watched the mowers in the hay
And the enemy half a mile away… 185 more words


"DARK CORNER" by Charles Simic - National Poetry Month Post #4

For this National Poetry Month post, I wanted to share a poem from a recently acquired tome by one of my favorite poets, Charles Simic. The book is “Walking the Black Cat”. 290 more words