This month I’m almost exactly 26.2 years old. I’ve achieved a marathon in years lived, and what do I have to show for it? A lot of experiences worth writing about, that’s for sure! On June 19th, 2010 I ran Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. It was my first marathon (still my only marathon) and it was… Read More
Magic versus Reality: Which is more real?
Fiction is not real by definition, but what kind of fiction speaks more truthfully to you as a reader? As a teenager I wished dearly to be transported into Anne McAffrey’s Pern, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Robert Jordan’s Two Rivers, and so on. I wanted to be somewhere not boring and not ordinary. Now I am drawn to historical fiction… Read More
Where do words go when they die?
This post started out as a lamentation on the pitfalls of the writing and critique process. I wrote four paragraphs and then deleted them just now. Oops, I just did it again. You will never see those paragraphs or those words. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe they were bad paragraphs.… Read More