Musings of a Writer

  • Moon Omen...Do You Know What it Means?

    Mysticism and superstitious beliefs have always surrounded the moon and her many manifestations – particularly when she is full. Luna is nothing less than magical. She is an entity...
  • History, Treasure, and Why It Matters

    "It's spent the last 400 years at the bottom of the ocean!" 

    The curator eyed my latest treasure with a critical eye. I waited and watched his reaction, anticipating something positive would come from his evaluation of the piece. But his years of appraising rare jewelry and historical artifacts gave him a poker-face visage I couldn't read. He was good!

  • Not Really Romantic...Not Really

    I really, really don’t like romances. Okay, well maybe I like “You’ve Got Mail” (there are books in that movie) and “Sleepless in Seattle” (I live there), but I seriously never choose a romance movie or book. That genre just isn’t for me.

    Writing a love scene was another story. I don’t know how to do that. Everything I put onto paper sounded corny and fake. So, I did what I do best and substituted a sword fight or death into said-love-scene.

  • Storms and Struggle

    It seems times have grown tempestuous and society's skies have darkened. The storm is no longer coming...it's here. A maelstrom, really.  What doe...
  • Connecting to Escape

    Recent times have overburdened most of us with a feeling of isolation – a lonliness that is palpable. Frequently, a feeling of hysteria bubbles to...
  • Celebrity Talk – Marti Melville with KEVIN DU TOIT

    Listen in as Kevin discusses his experience in front of the camera, his success as an iconic realtor with beach-front properties along the California coast, and glamorous stories behind the scenes of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies.
  • "It Just Comes to Me..."

    My belief is that this is how we create stories. Novelists will speak of dreams that gave them the story for their books. Writers also frequently state, "The story just came to me." This, I believe, is the psi that I'm learning about. Call it inspiration or intuition or visions or dreams, it doesn't matter the title you give this occurrence -- it's the process that counts.
  • A Pirate's Life for Me

    You swing a fist and raise a mug, singing those words as you fantasize about the Golden Age of Pirates. It was a glorious time…according to Hollywood. But historians paint a different picture filled will hard days at sea, scurvy, violence, and probable death.
    So, why do we glorify those cutthroats?
  • A Little Bit Woo-Woo for the Paranormal

    (Taken from post written in 2019) I’ve always known I loved the paranormal. Ghost stories are my favorite “genre” by far. In fact, last night we w...
  • The Power of Yesterday

    (original post Feb. 2019) "Make it EPIC!" Kevin added just before he hung up the phone... His request was simply to write another screenplay, some...
  • Amazing Talent – Writers with a Purpose

    To my right is a Rock-n-Roll psychic, to my left is a crystal medium who sparkes, next to her is Gaia’s spokeswoman, and just beyond is a crystal ...
  • Grid by No Accident

    What’s amazing about this whole historical writing process are the little “clues” about what should happen next. Hints that come without warning.

    Serendipity, really.

    One of these: Ley-Lines.