Tell it to the Boss
How "writing for an audience of one" got me into a swamp...and how I got out again.

“The whole duty of a writer is to please and satisfy himself, and the true writer always plays to an audience of one.” So says E.B. White. And that advice, in various forms, is widely doled out among writers. “Write for yourself.” they tell you. Don’t worry about what the Continue Reading

Veterens, Victory Rolls, and Living History
My WW2 research took me back to Linden this year. (Research is such a good excuse!)

They were looking for a spy. The SS officer, clad in ominous black from head to toe, paced back and forth in front of us, tapping his spotless boots with a riding crop. We stood bunched in a nervous group near the street, having been rounded up from our various activities Continue Reading

Project Update: Who’s Story Is This, Anyway?
This is What Happens When Your Characters Have Minds of Their Own

Sorry for the delay! This post was supposed to be published last Saturday, but I didn’t quite get it finished before I went gallivanting off to Linden, TN for their “Remembering WW2” event. I had a total blast though, and definitely plan to post about the reenactment in the near Continue Reading