Yoga in a Tornado: How to Ignore the Chaos & Thrive as a Writer

Yoga in a Tornado: How to Ignore the Chaos & Thrive as a Writer My mom visited our house a while back, and she walked into a tornado. Not a mild summer breeze that barely uproots a tree. Nope, we’re talking about a full-blown storm powerful enough to swirl cows and refrigerators overhead and liftContinue reading “Yoga in a Tornado: How to Ignore the Chaos & Thrive as a Writer”

Why Do Writers Tell Stories?

I’ve been thinking about this one. It’s not an easy answer. Some of my stories are made up…pulled completely out of nowhere, with absolutely no tether to reality. And some of them are so close to real life that they may as well have pulled up a chair at our dysfunctional family Thanksgiving dinner, ohContinue reading “Why Do Writers Tell Stories?”

Life Lesson #2 – Be Bold, Steal Jesus, and Apologize Later

There are some situations in life that require bold decisions. Do you go with the spicy chicken sandwich or the extra-crunchy one? Do you pitch the so-far-outside-the-box-it-just-might-work idea even though you might end up looking like an idiot? (Hint: The answer is YES! It’s always yes.) Do you steal Baby Jesus from the church NativityContinue reading “Life Lesson #2 – Be Bold, Steal Jesus, and Apologize Later”

Do You Love What You Do?

I’ve loved doing artistic things since I was a kid, and the drive to create didn’t leave me when it was time to head off to college. Much to my parents’ dismay, I could not be swayed from a solid path toward a liberal arts degree. And along with that came all the “Would youContinue reading “Do You Love What You Do?”