Why I Joined a Writer’s Group

    Capital City Writers Association You would think, at the ripe old age of 976 that I would have acquired all the information I’d need to swim the deep waters of publishing fiction. I'm a writer. I have been for years. After all, my byline has sat prominently in print many times and a whole …

Vanity Schmanity: Self-Publishing Shame

“Writing is an act of ego. You might as well admit it.” William Knowlton Zinsser   An act of ego. Yes. Let’s get that right out there at the starting line. Writing, or for that matter, any art that is practiced must always begin in the depths of that small furnace of creativity that fuels …

Poetry Day: Waiting for Judgement- Submission

Submission There is this terrifying place: somewhere between the creation of a thing and it's inevitable arrival in the real world. Falling from the sky stomach in mouth trying to track your twisting mind towards a water landing, hoping no sharks wait to greet your soft offering. Nothing to be done now; it is out …