Essays

The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming

A new story is hard to write. And generating ideas to fill it is even harder. When you’re staring at a blank page, Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes might haunt you: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” With so many great… Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming

Notes · Poems

A Poem for the Week’s End

There is a spot mid barren hills Where winter howls and driving rain But if the dreary tempest chills There is a light that warms again.   The house is old, the trees are bare And moonless bends the misty dome But what on earth is half so dear— So longed for as the hearth… Continue reading A Poem for the Week’s End

Book Review

Book Review : The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief  |  Rick Riordan Awards: None Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson thought getting kicked out of school was bad luck, and he's used to bad luck. But when his math teacher turns into a monster, and his Latin teacher helps save his life, things start to change. Percy discovers he is a half-blood—the son of… Continue reading Book Review : The Lightning Thief

Essays

How to Harness Your Boredom and Spark Creativity

When was the last time you were bored? During my childhood, those who dared utter the forbidden phrase “I’m bored” were saddled with a chore or two (or three). Boredom is often viewed as idleness, and the solution is to fill that void with productivity. What if I told you that, as a writer, boredom… Continue reading How to Harness Your Boredom and Spark Creativity