Sails are light enough to catch the wind, and strong enough to turn wind into power. But there comes a time when, for whatever reason, a sail is decommissioned from its ship. Sails can be useful in their post-yacht afterlife as totes and bags, bringing their durability to every day life. With style. Continue reading
I wanted to take a break from writing about my boat and sailing for a bit to discuss an epidemic: story cliches. There are a number of cliches that are so overused, the moment I read/see one or more, my stomach considers rejecting my latest meal. Some are from books, some from movies, but all need to go. Continue reading
Though I have written but one novel, (arriving spring of 2011), I have learned a few things to pass on to writers who may be struggling with their own fictional adventures. Jaden Baker was six years in the making. One reason the story took so long to complete was characterization.
Writing characters is a lot like a certain type of parenting. Allow me to explain. Continue reading