A Visit from my Muse

I started reading a book called The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.  It was published in 1980.  I’ve been writing and thinking about muses/inspiration, and on page 3, Eco writes in the introduction to this historical novel, “There are magic moments, involving great...

Where do stories come from?

This is an interesting question, one that I have been pondering for several months.  Now, at 3:00 a.m., God decided to answer this question, and I’m wide awake writing.  Apparently, inspiration comes at the most inopportune times, like when I need sleep.  On a more...

OMG! I’m writing a novel . . .

For the last six years or so of my life, I’ve known that I wanted to do something different career wise than teach high school students (my current J-O-B).  My big goal in life was always to be a college professor – think the wise old owl in Winnie the Pooh. So when I...