Musings of a Writer

  • 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.

  • "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...