Blog: Holodeck for the Author’s Brain

Step into my author blog. It is a holodeck for my brain. Today, it is a tiny library lit by the amber glow of a banker’s light atop a heavy, burled walnut desk. The bookshelves stretch from floor to ceiling; there is a trap door with a spiral staircase, just behind the desk, that leads to Read More …

A is for Activist

Action is the Opposite of Apathy To be activist is to be, and to demonstrate, the opposite of apathetic. I’m not talking about being an activist for a particular cause, although it’s hard not to be, sometimes. I’m simply talking about standing up for what you believe is right, and speaking out against what you Read More …

Empathy & How to Write (from) What You Know

Empathy Empathy is defined as the capacity for understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.  The only real difference between empathy and sympathy are the Read More …