“There’s No Such Thing as Pantsers”
Like every other profession and hobby, creative writing has developed its own lingo or jargon writers share with each other; these are phrases that non-writers would neither understand nor care about. Thank NanoWrimo – the month-long writing contest that takes place every November – for […]
“The Power of Imaginative Play”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
I grew up without digital devices.
I was the child with my nose in a book, or out in the yard slaying dragons, reigning over my kingdom, or teaching school—if I could round […]
“I Have a Confession”
I have a confession to make. I’m a skimmer. When I read a book, my eyes fly over the page. People watching me don’t think I am actually reading, because I turn the pages so quickly. I’ve read this way since I was a kid. When I […]
As a freelance business and technology writer I spent many years writing about the latest software or tech gadget. It was profitable and sometimes interesting work. But it wasn’t inspiring. It was a job. A job I needed to help support my family—my wife Alice and my two sons, […]
Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace
Author: Carla Mooney
Expected Publication November 15th, 2017 by Nomad Press
Summary: Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the […]
Giving Kids a Break: What’s so normal about “normal”? Or, in other words, is it OK to be “average”?
A few years ago, I started writing books with my “little” brother (he’s younger but much taller…and a whole lot cooler!).
Broken Circle is the first book in a series […]
“The Joy of Comic Reprints”
When sharing my comic for kids, The Bug Zapper, at events throughout the year, I’m regularly asked for additional recommendations. Many kids have already devoured Calvin and Hobbes and TinTin – what next?
While there are many awesome new graphic novels for kids out there, I also like […]
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