I started a new 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 physical fatigue and intense motor excitement, that produce visions of … Continue reading A Visit from my Muse
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 serious note, this is a cultural question as much as … Continue reading Where do stories come from?
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 was … Continue reading OMG! I’m writing a novel . . .