March 15th, 2017
A friend’s piece.
I thought I was going to make a blob-like paperweight, until Nate, our teacher, showed me a gorgeous straight-sided largish vase. He asked what color I’d like to make the glass, but I was so stunned by the piece he held in his hand, I couldn’t answer. “Or you could make […]
February 8th, 2017
Let’s face it, the characters you write about are often more familiar to you than your own family and friends. After all, they’re with you 24-7.
Fixing dinner for your family: “So, yeah, hey, you know I think I’m actually allergic to goat cheese which means you really need to scrub that entire amazing […]
January 30th, 2017
Mumble-mumble-cough years ago, back in my high school days, I was what you might have called a hopeless romantic—in the doe-eyed, day-dreamy way of those who have yet to actually experience romance, let alone real hopelessness. At my bedside was a faux wood clock radio, and every night after my lights were out, […]
January 9th, 2017
As authors, we all know the importance of engaging our audience within a book’s first few pages. It’s called grabbing the reader: captivating them in a way that makes them want to stick with the story to its end.
Michael Hauge prefers the term seducing:
“Everybody likes to be seduced; it’s a […]