First Three Things

Random thoughts are a given for most people. For writers they’re source material—the answer to the oft-asked question, “What inspired this story?” Here’s one of those stray thoughts that crept in during a sleepless night. What were Snow White’s first thoughts when she woke up? Aside from the obvious—who’s this guy? “What’s your name?” “Prince … Continue reading First Three Things

A Winter’s Story, part III: Book Divining Edition

Writers get inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, especially when they’re blocked creatively. Part III of my 100-words serial was elusive, which I hoped wasn’t an omen for edits in my third novel (currently underway). I remembered reading somewhere that there are psychics who pick a book at random, flip through, and point to a sentence … Continue reading A Winter’s Story, part III: Book Divining Edition