My People

Have I mentioned that I’m a writer? You probably put that together by now. I am beginning to think that being a writer is a physiological and emotional thing. Part of that physiological thing is a constant need to be surrounded by people like me. People who can...

Why Do You Write?

I’d like to know why you write. I’ll tell you why I write. First and most importantly, I don’t write to cope with the voices in my head and nor do I write because my life depends on it and I have this incredibly deeply-held need to write or...

NaShoStoMo Story 3: Mine

Mine   “Honey, it’s happening again!” Martin looked up from the crib he was building. He glanced around the garage and out through the open garage door to the driveway. Twilight was fading into night. He scanned the shelves of the garage again; nothing. “Are you...

First line bandwagon

There’s a neat first line contest going on at http://cherstinieveen.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/first-line-contest/ that is sort of in connection with the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference. Since I can’t go to this conference, and I also...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series