Old Dog, New Trick

I am an essayist at heart. If I were to die and could come back as anything I wanted, I'd come back as David Sedaris. I'm good with the observations, the musings, the rants, the short and snappy. I write articles and blog posts, short stories and children's stories. Twenty-five hundred words are about where … Continue reading Old Dog, New Trick

Customized and Personalized

I recently completed my latest customized children's book, Truman's Terrific Truck.  Why I chose to call it that when "terrific" is one of those words I simply can't spell on my own is beyond me. But, thanks to spellcheck and auto-correct, I managed to make it through the entire process. When I produce these books, … Continue reading Customized and Personalized

My Invisible Website

I like to think that I'm a pretty good judge of my own character. That is if you were to ask me to describe myself and one of my friends to describe me, both of our descriptions would be very similar. My view of myself is neither substantially better nor worse than someone else's might … Continue reading My Invisible Website

The Ghostess With The Mostest

I've been doing a fair bit of ghostwriting lately and I take my non-disclosure agreements (NDA) seriously. I never share anything about my work. It makes me feel proud of myself but in an undeserving way. Like when I pat myself on the back for doing laundry or loading the dishwasher or some such other … Continue reading The Ghostess With The Mostest

Cubical Monkey Evolution

I've always been a writer in that I've always written in some manner --- stories, poems, journals. But before I struck out as a freelance writer, I spent better than twenty years working in Human Resources departments for a number of companies in Southern California. I'd chased a steady paycheck rather than following my dreams … Continue reading Cubical Monkey Evolution

The Mandatory 3:00am Post

In my last post, I wrote about a book I have, 642 Things To Write About, and the fact that I hadn't written about any of the suggested topics in the book. I invited readers to give me a page number in the comments section and promised to write about whatever topic was on that … Continue reading The Mandatory 3:00am Post

642 Things To Write About

I have a book by The San Francisco Writers' Grotto. As the title of this blog post would imply, it's called 642 Things To Write About. I may have bought it for myself, or it may have been a gift from my friend, Gillette. I can't remember. According to the introduction, the members of The … Continue reading 642 Things To Write About

Almost Famous

I think many writers would tell you that when they have thoughts of making a living as a writer, they imagine the career of John Irving, J.K.Rowling, George Beard, or the novelist, journalist or poet they most respect and admire. I'm no different. I dream about Raspberry Sassafras, the main character in my series of … Continue reading Almost Famous

Do What You Love

"Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life." That familiar quote has been attributed to everyone from Confucius to Mark Twain to Mark Anthony. I don't know if any of those three actually said it or if it was someone else. What I do know is that whoever said it … Continue reading Do What You Love