Blog Index

This blog has grown considerably since 2012, so finding a particular post might be difficult. They are all listed below, though, in the order they were originally posted. To find posts on a specific topic, try checking the Category listings and the Tag Cloud on the sidebar.

Selected Posts from My Previous Websites

The First Post of Many, posted 7-20-2012.      
On Getting Started, posted 7-30-2012.
What If…?, posted 8-6-2012.
What If…? (Rush Hour Traffic), posted 8-22-2012.
3-Day Novel Contest, posted 8-26-2012.
Contests, posted 9-15-2012.
Why I Waited So Long, posted 12-5-2012.
Seven Questions, posted on 1-17-2013.
Hard Facts for First Novelists – Seriously? posted on February 28, 2013.
Rules for Writing, posted on 3-11-2013.
Warpy Music, posted on 11-3-2013.
Nighttime Scribbles, posted on 11-19-2013.
Allegedly About the Words “Alleged” and “Allegedly,” posted on 12-14-2013
Painting Our Caves as Writers, posted on 12-24-2013
Opening Lines, posted on 12-31-2013.
Writing Retreats, posted on 1-28-2014.
A Writing Space of My Own, posted on 2-4-2014.
WLT’s 2013 Summer Writing Retreat, posted on 2-18-2014.
Artist Retreat III – January 2014, posted on 2-25-2014.
What I’m Working On, 03-04-2014, posted on 3-4-2014.
Using What Ifs to Generate Story Ideas, posted on 3-11-2014.
My Interview on WLT’s Blog, posted on 3-17-2014.
Inhaling/Expiring, posted on 4-16-2014.
My Review of Larry McMurtry’s Latest Novel, posted on 5-17-2014.
Deciding Who to Pitch to at a Writing Conference, posted on 6-23-2014.
Being a Self-Publishing Virgin is Scary, posted on 12-15-2014.
Getting Unstuck From the Dreaded Writer’s Block, posted on 1-14-2015.
The Jagged Man is Finally Out, posted on 2-1-2015.
Cacaoethes Scribendi, posted on 4-12-2015
Stochastic Thoughts, posted on 1-5-2016.
Maintaining Creative Energy, posted on 3-17-2016.

…thus endeth the earlier posts.

New Posts for This Website

Fallow Fields, posted on 1-19-2021.
My Profile at the Gutsy Great Novelist, posted on 1-29-2021.
My Reading Habits, posted on 2-26-2021.
What I Was Reading During the Pandemic, posted on 3-5-2021.
Another Random Thought, posted on 3-9-2021.
What I’m Reading Now, 3-12-2021, posted on 3-12-2021.
What I’m Working On, 3-19-2021, posted on 3-19-2021.
Maybe He Ate Buttercups, posted on 3-26-2021.
The Doofus Character, posted on 4-9-2021.
Music for Writing, Part 1 of 2, posted on 4-23-2021.
Music for Writing, Part 2 of 2, posted on 5-7-2021.
Can You Make It as a Writer? posted on 5-21-2021.
Left-Handed and Like It, posted on 6-11-2021.
Coffee and the Writer, posted on 6-25-2021.
Transcribing Interviews – A Question, posted on 7-9-2021.
Coffee Addendum, posted on 7-23-2021.
On Hiatus, posted on 8-6-2021.

In October 2021, I also started archiving the newsletters I send to subscribers on my mailing list. They will appear here (along along with any regular blog posts) a week after they were sent to subscribers.

Newsletter 001: I Called This Meeting Because… posted on 10-29-2021.
Newsletter 002: So Excited I Teared Up… posted on 11-19-2021.
Newsletter 003: I Can See For Miles and Miles… posted on 12-03-2021.
Newsletter 004: Oh, No! Not Research… posted on 12-17-2021.
Newsletter 005: Brr, Shiver, Brr… posted on 12-31-2021.
Newsletter 006: To Resolve or Not to Resolve… posted on 1-21-2022.
Newsletter 007: You’d Cry Too, If It… posted on 2-04-2022.
Newsletter 008: And That’s No Blarney… posted on 2-18-2022.
Newsletter 009: A Day in the Life… posted on 3-4-2022.
Newsletter 010: Up Island or Down Island… posted on 3-18-2022.
Newsletter 011: What Is the Sound of One Hawthorn Stinging… posted on 4-1-2022.
Newsletter 012: Deep in the Heart of… posted on 4-15-2022.
Newsletter 013: And Then There Were Four (A Mixed Bag)… posted on 4-29-2022.
Newsletter 014: And Then There Were Three (Merle Boudreaux, Bayou Wizard)… posted on 5-20-2022.
Newsletter 015: And Then There Were Two (The Lives of Franklin Roosevelt Jones)… posted on 6-3-2022.
Newsletter 016: And Then There Was One (Travels With Flio Widdix)… posted on 6-17-2022.
Newsletter 017: I’m a Lefty… posted on 7-1-2022.
Newsletter 018: How Much is Too Much… posted on 7-15-2022.
Newsletter 019: A High Tide Lifts All… posted on 7-29-2022.
Newsletter 020: Willingly Retreating… posted on 8-19-2022.
Newsletter 021: Porcupines Off the Coast… posted on 9-2-2022.
Newsletter 022: My Head is Full Of… posted on 9-16-2022.
Newsletter 023: Plotting Without Pants… posted on 9-30-2022.
Newsletter 024: Loneliness and the… posted on 10-21-2022.

NaNoWriMo and Audiobooks (not a newsletter) posted on 10-25-2022.

Newsletter 025: A Round Robin Is A… posted on 11-4-2022.
Newsletter 026: Under or Over… posted on 11-18-2022.
Newsletter 027: A Writer’s Work is Never… posted on 12-2-2022.
Newsletter 028: I Open At The… posted on 12-16-2022
Newsletter 029: …At The Close posted on 12-30-2022
Newsletter 030: A Brand New… posted on 1-20-2023
Newsletter 029: I Need To… will post on 2-3-2023

…more to come.