Boarding House – Episode 12

Groanings That Cannot Be Uttered

Greene House Seattle, Washington 7:30 a.m. Morning ~7:30 a.m.   “Hey Sara,” Jake called up the stairs. “Ready to go?” “Down in a minute,” came the fresh voice of the soon to be twenty-one-year-old Sara Greene. She had her mother’s good looks plus compassion and her father’s drive with a high degree of seriousness. Home from […]

Creativity – What is it?

Let it Flow

Creativity – What is it? noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Another definition of creativity: the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns,relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms,methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.  I specifically like this – the […]

School of Hemingway – The Writer’s Environment

Learning to Write Like Ernest

“Wearing down seven number-two pencils is a good day’s work.” Can you imagine writing your novels with number-two pencils? Of course, these are the best pencils for writing, but I thank God I was born in the age of typewriters and computer keyboards. I remember in school using pencils and pens to write stories and […]

Melting Pot Monday – I Record The Hero of My Life

True Stories Behind the Novel - 90 Miles to Freedom

“WHETHER I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock […]

Boarding House – Episode 11

Keep Calm and Bake On

  Clutching her father’s arm, Angela walked down the rose-strewn aisle prepared for her in her own backyard. She sought the eyes of her fiancé. Would he like her dress? Gabriel stood at the altar, hands in pockets, nervous eyes darting from side-to-side, searching for something . . . but not for her. She had dreamt […]