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The Process

The posts are fewer and further between this month. Don’t worry. It’s all good. I’ve had my head down in the notes, charts, and multiple rough drafts as I try to close out the first book sometime before the end of December. 684 more words

Research Status

Communicating Hope: Theme & Invitation

The Vatican Secretariat for Communications has published the theme/motto for World Communications Day in 2017:

“Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43.5). Communicating hope and trust in our time. 488 more words

Faith And Culture

Worth Remembering

The higher you climb, the more ye shew your arse.

Alexander Pope
The Dunciad, 1728

Interesting & Odd

An Exercise in Perspective

One of the best things about being writers is that we get to play with reality. When we craft fiction, poetry, and even creative nonfiction, we can bend and twist the boundaries of our identity, the identities of our speakers and characters, and even the world around us. 336 more words

The Writing Life

Alcoholic Deja Vu

I’m back after a brief hiatus. I’ve been deep into the writing for over a week; also, I’m teaching three classes at the moment, so I’ve let the poor blog wither a little. 399 more words


Looking for a literary agent?

I’m not currently looking for an agent, but merely thinking about the process makes me break out in a cold sweat. Finding a good match, writing a stellar query, knowing how to spot a fake… Never mind actually having a polished manuscript to submit! 112 more words

The Writing Life

Having Fun With Words

“I think the green little guy with the big red crayon has it right, He is not trying to write the next big American novel. He’s just having fun. 333 more words

Women And Writing