Tag: writing

My Big Scrivener Fail (And How to Avoid it!)

Scrivener is a writer’s best friend. It’s an app that’s sorta like Microsoft Word, but tons better. Scrivener made it specifically for authors, and it has so much more functionality and usefulness than Word that it’s hard to compare the two programs. I’ve written my last three novels using...

My Take on ‘Sensitivity Readers’

I just finished writing a novel that has an extremely controversial element: the protagonist is a black man, and it’s written from his point of view. It’s controversial because these days, cultural appropriation is a real issue in the field of fiction, and I’m white. I won’t wade into...

The Moon Was Hard

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” — John F. Kennedy. Your daily inspiration. The older I get, the more I realize the truth in those words. The things that are...

Happy New Year’s Eve!

It’s been a crazy year for me, but it’s almost over. In the past year: I discovered I had diabetes. I got a new job, after being laid off from my previous one after 17 years (the layoff happened in December of 2017; I got the new job in...

Where It All Started

Kitty Hawk, NC. The year: 1903. The first flight of the Wright Flyer, Orville and Wilbur’s airplane. It’s maybe my favorite picture of all time. I doubt they had any idea what they were kicking off. Amazingly, just eight years later, their idea had advanced enough that planes were...