When You Have Absolutely No Idea How To Write A Novel

Maybe you have no idea how to write a novel, but decide to write one anyway. But hopefully in an informed way. You don’t want to write a BAD novel. Maybe you’re even a professional writer already, like me. But not of novels. Perhaps it’s crystal clear to you that …

Make It Happen, Step 1: Choose the Path

It’s time to make it happen. It’s one week into 2019, the year in which I proclaimed I’m going to write (and actually finish) a novel, and I thought I knew my plan. Suddenly, though, I have two projects to choose between. I need to make a decision. Let me …

How (and Why) I Will Finish Writing a Novel in 2019

    Why make it a goal to finish writing a novel? The quote below explains why Wyl Menmuir and I are into the whole novel-finishing thing. Q:What made you decide to start a novel? Wyl: I read somewhere that action tends to happen when the fear of not doing …

Isabella Bird & Other Historical Non-Fiction to Read While Traveling

I have a good friend coming to visit here on the Big Island next week, a history buff like me, and I’ll have to find out if she’s ever read Isabella Bird. I love reading an interesting book about a place while exploring it, and I highly recommend Isabella Bird’s …