Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial


It’s that time of year again. Specifically, the end of it. And it’s the time when we are supposed to reflect on all the things we haven’t accomplished (how depressing!), and resolve to accomplish in the forthcoming year. I have discovered a way to make this process easy and painless. Hence, I encourage you to […]

A great read for the winter holidays…

My friend Charlie’s book offers a riveting story, the potential of which you can glimpse just from the title! : An Honorable German…even though the story is about a Nazi (“Max”) during World War II. Did honorable Germans actually exist? Was Max honorable? Or is the title ironic? Read it and find out. Then get […]

Writing Affirmation and Exercise

Everyone has a strong, unique voice. Everyone is born with creative genius. These affirmations are two of five “essential affirmations” suggested by Pat Schneider, a writing teacher/workshop leader with a unique and affirming approach.** For inspiration and “the guide that will beat the block, banish fear, and help create lasting work,” I highly recommend her […]

Phor a laff, a phunny lessen todeigh:

An Ode to English Plurals* We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, […]

Tiger Woods: Hero or Human?

Tiger as proof that to err is human and makes great fodder for the imagination!

Memoir: To write or not to write?

In the Sunday Washington Post Outlook section there is an interesting article on memoir by Jonathon Yardley, titled “Shelve them under navel-gazing.” More on that article tomorrow, but you can pretty much deduce his opinion and slant on the topic by the headline. (Definitely worth a read.) I have written numerous memoir pieces, three of which […]