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Why Talent Isn’t Enough

I just came across this fantastic post from Jody Hedlund and found it worth sharing. I couldn’t agree more that rejection serves as a much needed reality check for beginning writers. It most certainly helped motivate me and continues to push me to become the...

Am I a Writer?

Upon having an idea for a book or short story, one of the first questions many people ask themselves is: am I really a writer? They may have a plot, or perhaps a character begging to be brought to life, but they also often have a day job, a wife/husband, kids,...

Advice to Beginning Writers

Yesterday, I came across a forum on Goodreads.com about writing advice for beginning writers. While already full of helpful suggestions from other authors, I decided to offer a few recommendations of my own—mainly as a means to crystalizing my own thoughts...

The Valley

Here is the second poem I wrote while at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming. As you can imagine, the country is quite spectacular there. The embedded picture simply can’t do it justice. I imagine my poem can’t either, but you can’t blame a guy for trying. The...
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