Making a Claim

Copyright. It’s an important concept for any writer, creative, or organization. Because there are few things in life worse than getting robbed, I guard my work behind firewalls and encryption. I’ve been known to use vaults and safe deposit books too. This is probably silly. At times, I wonder if these barriers are simply a […]

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One More Chapter

It’s really hard to know when a work is done, either a post, chapter, or full fledged novel. I was to the finish line on a children’s story. And I was about ready to publish. Then, I went on a jog and this idea hit me. It was epic; however, I wasn’t sure if I […]

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A Third Opinion

In life, get a second opinion (or, in this case a third opinion). In my latest book project (See, the Dark Harp), I’ve read through the finished manuscript at least ten times over now. That’s what writers do. Write. Sprint to the finish (I put a self-imposed deadline in place, always good to have one. Be […]

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Maps

I love certain map styles. Hand drawn. Old style look, tears in the corners and faded in places. Of course, X marks the spot. And it has to have a compass. All good maps have the traditional compass. Remember the movie Hook? It was a Steve Spielberg production. Now, there is someone with talent. Most projects […]

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Painting the Dark Harp

My kid loves to paint. For Christmas a few years back, I suggested his grandparents get him an easel. This Harry and David easel included a chalk and white board. Sitting on top of a painter’s mat, It has been a fixture in my basement for years. I’m not sure why I wanted him to […]

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The Things You Cannot See

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly … But I don’t know why she swallowed the fly, I guess she’ll die. I recently listened to the silliness of this song. Childhood memories can come back again. Maybe you can go home. With a quick Wikipedia search, I realized the old lady song has […]

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