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I don’t know if other writers do this but every time I post a blog post I have this paralysing fear I will never be able to write anything ever again. 400 more words


With the Band

All my life I’ve wanted to be part of a band.

I grew up with a father who was in a handful of groups with little local claims to fame, claims which as a child I build up to Zeppellin-esque proportions in my head (perhaps with a little help from my pops). 1,699 more words


Can I Explain?

All my insecurities are surfacing as I prepare to perform  one of my  dearest poems titled  Black Tongues of Adam. As I steadily gaze at each word,  fear  pushes the accelerator- making my heart ricochet in between my ribs.   313 more words

Just Me

We're Writers, Right?

But frequently in our role as author, we’re asked to make a presentation at conferences, book clubs (which I really like to do), or writing groups. 741 more words


Chameleon Project Logbook

I used to believe reading was everything. All the letters, the spaces, the stories a single sentence could create. And when scenes began to pop up in my head every night, before going to bed, I’d write them down in a notebook. 234 more words

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A Scientific Study of Karaoke, Sober to Drunk

“The karaoke stage is a place to try on new identities as easily as trying on pants. . . . Karaoke is basically a four minute social experiment that usually ends with applause.” A karaoke 101 primer to get even the most committed wallflower up on stage.

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Sunday's Shenanigans

So… today is Sunday and I spent the day at work. Normally my week starts on Monday, so now I can’t tell if it feels like a weekend or a weekday, but at the moment my mind is running dry. 181 more words