Keep growing

How hard do you work at making your writing better? Like, have you gotten to the point where you think it’s good enough? Do you churn things out and figure that if people are buying, then it must be okay? I think A LOT of writers do exactly that. They write and hope an editor…

All Access?

Artists of every kind have always been in the public domain, of sorts. If you were a painter in the 1800s the rich people wanted you at their parties as a kind of show-animal. Writers were often invited to ‘salons’ where the hostess would boast of her connection with said writer. The same goes for…

Connect with Abandon

Look for the good. I mean it. I had a wickedly scary time last week. My health after Covid seems to be all over the place, much like it is for many people. And last week was a topper for me. You can read details here, if you want. What I want to talk about…

Dream a little dream

I keep having really vivid dreams. My teeth falling out is a recurring one. And being chased or scared is actually making me cry out/whimper in my sleep, until my wife wakes me. My wife, too, has vivid dreams. She can sit up and look at whatever she’s dreaming of and swear it’s there (the…

Traveling in Silence

(I just deleted a whole bunch of bleak stuff so I can get to the heart of things. Yay!) We decided to travel. For two people who do it often that shouldn’t be a big deal, but obviously, with all the stuff going on, it really was. One of us (not me) needed to do…

Call To Me by Helena Harte — Les Rêveur

Sometimes the ideal book falls into your lap at the perfect time and that’s what happened with Call To Me. This book totally gave me the feels!! What was the book about?Ash is ready to start the next chapter of her life. Fresh out of university she’s prepared to get stuck in at her new… via…

Utterly Random Things

I feel the need to put something down but there’s nothing really coherent in my head. So here is a random list of brief thoughts and such. Just because. And, a question for you. You know what’s weird? Autumn leaves on the trees in the back yard. In July. But in those trees there’s also…

Call for submissions for new anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color WritersStory selection by Anne ShadeEdited by Victoria VillaseñorPublisher: Bold Strokes BooksPublication Date: Spring 2021As an LGBTQ+ publisher, Bold Strokes Books strives to ensure that our list of publications represents the cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our world. We believe everyone…

Mr Rogers, Basketball, and Giant Teddy Bears

It’s July. Half the year is gone and it seems like we’ve been in a weird stasis mode for most of it. We got away last week, exchanging our four walls for different walls and so we could get a break. And while there we watched two movies that made me think, and when we…