My haiku at ThreeLinePoetry.com

Overwhelmed by stress? Why not take a moment to read haikus (including one of mine) at ThreeLinePoetry.com? My piece is in current issue #41, and reads: Courage is no mask Fabricated by the mind But the heart’s whisper Very grateful to TLP for including my work! If enjoying some tightly crafted verse doesn’t relieve what…

Book Suggestion: Write like the Masters, by William Cane

Reviewing old notes in my Evernote account, I found a collection of quotes from Write like the Masters, by William Cane. The book collects facts about the writing habits of famous writers. Go get a copy of the book at Amazon. It’s fantastic.  Here is what I noted about the master, Ray Bradbury. As memory serves, some text comes…

Increase the Drama with Contrasts

As a kid, I collected comic books. I can’t count how many had covers that boasted, in exploding fonts, a collision of “Fire vs. Water!” or “Muscle vs. Metal!” Why were these contrasts of force so common? Because they’re easy and surely the writers were deadline-driven. But beyond that, these couplings are rich with conflict. Each side is an intrinsic obstacle to the other.