What to do when you miss your goals

Since the inception of this blog I have been writing posts on every weekday, with the exception of the recent holidays. Until yesterday. Between the day job, picking up more dishwasher detergent, and getting dinner on the table I let it lapse. In short, life caught up to me and I was unprepared. So, I … Continue reading What to do when you miss your goals

Write where you can

Write where you can. Including the waiting room at the courthouse when you have to report for jury duty, like I did on New Year’s Eve. If you know you are going to have a long stretch of time ahead of you, like hanging around after work to pick someone up from the airport, a … Continue reading Write where you can


Dialogue Dialogue is, first and foremost, the way your characters interact with each other. Characters do not, and should not, speak the way that normal conversation goes. Normal conversation between real people is filled with verbal static, long pauses, miscommunication and backtracking. There is a place for each of these things in fictional dialogue, but … Continue reading Dialogue


Bakes in a 9x13 pan at 350F for 45 minutes ⁃ 1 (6oz) can tomato paste ⁃ 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes ⁃ 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes ⁃ 15 oz ricotta ⁃ 8 oz mozzarella ⁃ 1/2 cup grated parmesan, extra for topping ⁃ 2 eggs ⁃ 1 onion, diced ⁃ 6 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Lasagna