What Kind of Story Are You Telling Me?

Everyone Has a Story

What’s Yours?

I love my little town. It’s funky and eclectic. We have loggers and gold miners and contractors and teachers and nurses and rocket scientists. There’s no one-size fits all homogeneity on this hill. Everyone has a story.


My son came home this afternoon from his drive up the mountain to post a few bills for me and pick up a gallon of milk at Worton’s Market.…

Copycats Are Shadows of the Original

Copycat, Dirty Rat

Back in the day, “copycat” was a nickname we gave to those who cheated on assignments or stole the “look” of someone else. Trust me. It was a label no one wanted. A scathing rhyme was written about it:

“Copycat, dirty rat

Don’t know what you’re

Looking at.”

But, it seems so many insist on being who we are not and produce work that originated in someone else’s mind.…

I wanted to read, not write

How the Love for Reading Sparked a Love for Writing

[We might pursue things for a lifetime without entirely realizing it. There’s a moral to this story. I hope you will read through to the end. (Affiliate links to what I buy and use.)]

“The Little Train that Could” is a story I cherished in my very early years.…

What Artists Can Learn From the Donner Party

5  Points to Help You Navigate New Creative Territory (So You’re Not Left Dead in Your Tracks)

Have you ever faced an obstacle in your art that sent fear racing through your veins? Maybe you’ve been called to tackle a writing project for which you feel entirely unqualified. Maybe you encountered an insurmountable block–an immovable mountain, that you later learned was a stop sign?…

Top 5 Resource-Rich Blogs for Introverts

A Concise Guide to the Best Introvert Resources Online

Introverts are aware now more than ever before that the world values an extrovert personality style. Even though the world population is nearly evenly divided  50/50 extrovert/introvert, introverts regularly find themselves feeling forced to fit into an extrovert mold to succeed. Children and adults alike, suffer.…