Inspiration for My Old & New Poems

(Originally published on Medium.com October 10, 2019) After nearly two decades I decided to reread old poems I’d written as an undergrad at Boise State University. The three poems I’m proudest of are the ones which were published in cold-drill 1999 sponsored by the English Dept. The focus of these three poems happened to be … Continue reading Inspiration for My Old & New Poems

The Pentagram Woman Origin Story

The wisp of an idea for The Pentagram Woman began in college while working at the Writing Center at Boise State University. It happened one night while three of us waited for students to step inside the Center seeking advice for their writing projects. We’d been recommended by professors in our field and had taken … Continue reading The Pentagram Woman Origin Story

Writing a Book is Easy; Writing the Ending – Now That Part of Writing Can …

I have no trouble writing chapters and chapters of fiction developing my characters and living vicariously through them, then moving my characters closer to a conclusion. The beginning and middle of a book are easy. It’s the ending that sucks. If I write an ending I feel is right for the story, I’m going to … Continue reading Writing a Book is Easy; Writing the Ending – Now That Part of Writing Can …