The Surprise

I like to go through my day mindful of my surroundings, letting thoughts rush through me.     Noticing the shadows cast by the trees and the gaps of green between them. Noticing the bird, is it a pheasant? disappearing into the woods. Thinking about what happened in Nagasaki all those years ago.    Continue reading “The Surprise”

5 Thou Shalt Nots of the Writing Craft

Once we have beaten writer’s block, found our stories, and drafted them, then comes the intense process of editing. This is where we put ourselves to the mirror as writers and start to notice the blemishes and strong sides of our writing. Over time there are rules that we learn from editors, teachers, readers, bloggersContinue reading “5 Thou Shalt Nots of the Writing Craft”