The Angel Already Inside: “Who Are You Becoming?”

There’s a story people like to tell about Michaelangelo. You know him, the guy who at the tender age of 26 carved what is often referred to as the “world’s greatest sculpture,” and “one of the greatest masterpieces ever created by mankind,” the statue of David. Michaelangelo was what is known as a “subtractive sculptor.” This …

New Release! Q&A with Molly Ringle on her new book All the Better Part of Me

Okay y’all, first things first: WordPress has apparently updated how we write posts, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to make that cover image (above) smaller, even though I’ve tried a few times! And I can’t figure out a lot of things, frankly, and WordPress is the least of them. …

Q&A with Greg Haddrick, Creator/Writer of Pine Gap (Netflix)

I’ll admit it. On occasion, I use this blog for a bit of self-indulgence. Such is the case here. Recently I watched Pine Gap on Netflix—a show that is far under-hyped and under-watched. (Even Stephen King loved it! As he should! But don’t get me started on his opinion on adverbs.) At first, I watched …

Why I don’t write characters you love to hate

I’ve never understood the idea of “characters you love to hate.” Whether in fiction or real life, there’s no one I love to hate. I don’t love hating. Hating doesn’t make me feel good. Hating makes me feel awful. That’s probably why it doesn’t really occur to me to try to write hateful characters. What …

Maybe you couldn’t yesterday, but maybe you can today

I’ve been thinking a lot about limiting beliefs lately—what mine are, where they came from, what I need to do to get rid of them. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve twice had situations come up in which I immediately thought, “I can’t do that.” Normally I wouldn’t have thought to question those beliefs. …