Once we accept our limits we go beyond them.—Albert Einstein Einstein’s life story serves as a wonderful reminder that we are capable of going beyond the limits set by others and sometimes ourselves! Minutes after I received news that my novel went to press you’ll not believe who came to my door—the great-great granddaughter of… Continue reading What is Black & White and Read all Over? Jumpin’ the Rails!
"You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you, and we edit to let the fire show through the smoke." - Arthur Plotnik – The Elements of Editing I knew about editing. I’d taken JM 101 - three months of rules on writing and editing -- a required course… Continue reading The Editor’s Pen like the Surgeon’s Knife Brings Health to the Body
No shots were fired but phone calls and messages rang out. I raised a glass, did my happy dance and slept better that night. Finally, it was crossed off my list of long-term goals. I’d written the last word. I’d finished my book! I woke up a week later and realized I knew nothing of… Continue reading I Had the Last Word!
“The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.” -G.K. Chesterton Jumpin’ the Rails is set in present day and the Civil… Continue reading A View from 1865
The old expression, "don't judge a book by its cover" has made its way through time, convincing us all that we should press on past the cover when choosing friends and books. The truth is that we don't go outside our homes without at least fixing our "cover" so it's presentable. The same is true… Continue reading Go Ahead, Judge This Book by its Cover!