Can Creativity Be Taught?

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Have you written a book? If the answer to the first question is Yes, but the answer to the second question is No, there might be a few reasons for this. One reason I frequently hear from potential ghostwriting clients is,...
Are Stories Inevitably Autobiographical?

Are Stories Inevitably Autobiographical?

Recently, I’ve been writing more about writing, giving some explanations about why I write what I write. Or, in the case of the new short story collection I’m currently promoting, Rides From Strangers, why I wrote what I wrote. This week, I thought I’d go further and...
Instafreebie and The Perils of Evil

Instafreebie and The Perils of Evil

Most of you who read this blog know that I’m not a big one on writing about the perils of evil…at least not at the same level as the serial killers or the kings of genocide. Sure, I’ve got some pretty bad people in my books: Johnny, the doper and...
Game of Thrones and Storytelling

Game of Thrones and Storytelling

Writing is a funny game. You make stuff up and it goes from your head to your fingers, then to a screen via keyboard, or a page via writing implement. But of course, we all know that’s not the oldest way of telling stories. Really, stories began with cave...