Get Lost: A Story for Writers Who Haven’t Found Their Way

When a girl goes camping all by herself, as I did this past weekend, she is bound to undergo at least one significant spiritual transformation, or discover at least one profound truth about her inner self. I will share with you one of the profundities I discovered—maybe the greatest one: I do not own a… Continue reading Get Lost: A Story for Writers Who Haven’t Found Their Way

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink Press, 1994. Print. Genre: Craft Book, Comics Summary: McCloud delineates the history, present, and future status of comic books. He succinctly defines comics in opposition to other art forms. He also grapples with weighty artistic concerns encountered by all artists in all stages of… Continue reading Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

A Series of Fortunate Sounds: Voice

Recently, I had the distinct privilege of receiving a professional critique from a Ms. Fabulous Agent whose expertise and instincts make me salivate! So imagine my effervescence when she said I had a distinct, strong, and interesting Voice! “There is a noticeable personality…a ‘feel’ to this narrator that’s unique and engaging and interesting. …A truly… Continue reading A Series of Fortunate Sounds: Voice

The Trickster’s Hat by Nick Bantock

Bantock, Nick. The Trickster’s Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity. New York: Perigee, 2014. Print. Genre: Writer’s/Artist’s craft book Summary: A little book brimming over with exercises to get you thinking, working, and creating! The author also helps you pinpoint when and where your self doubt is likely to creep in, how to curb it,… Continue reading The Trickster’s Hat by Nick Bantock

Edit Like Jack the Ripper

Jack o’ lanterns are assembling on stoops and driveways like plump neighbors gossiping, grinning, sneering, and gawking at the neighborhood goings’on. Spiders of all sizes, hairiness, and sparkliness lurk over every window and doorway. Bats, ghouls, mummies, Frankenstein monsters, vampires, and witches form monstrous lawn menageries. That can only mean…IT’S OCTOBER!!! Time to indulge in our fanciful fears!… Continue reading Edit Like Jack the Ripper