Below is what I like to think of as my Editor’s Prayer ~ There are so many ways that an author can blow it, even the best authors, never mind me. But since you don’t want to sit here counting the ways, I’m only going to talk about one – putting too many details in… Read More


This is some good advice, which I’ve been following without realizing it. When I write, the story is all-important. In fact, I think of it with caps, as The Story. Everything feeds The Story or is shoved aside. I am not a person who keeps an “ideal” writer in mind. I write stories that I… Read More


This post was on a terrific FB group I belong to, called Fiction Writing: The Writer’s Prayer Grant me the words to write the story The wisdom to revise and edit The success to keep me going And the rejections to keep me humble Brent A. Harris    … Read More


I am binge-watching The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – again. It’s something I do at least once a year. By sheer coincidence, this appeared on Facebook for me. Talk about motivation!    … Read More


I spent the last two days doing a final-final edit of The Path of the Dragonfly (a fantasy under my other name), including breaking it into chapters. It’s ready to go to the publisher, and I plan to send it tonight. I learned some important lessons while writing this story. For one, I got a… Read More