On the shape of our family after a loss. Poetry.
Sheep vs. Fence
Fixing sheep fence gave me an idea for a new TV comedy series.
Writing tools – updated Sept. 2020
A periodically-updated post listing all kinds of writing-related tools, websites, and resources.
Steps for Migrating to WordPress Multisite
Here's my stripped-down set of steps for converting individual WordPress installations to a single Multisite installation. Read the full article with commentary for a good laugh at my expense.
Squeezing the sponge: the poem
my friend anne told me about her theory of creativity many years ago. she said we are like sponges, absorbing everything life has to offer. then eventually we get full and have a creative outburst where our lives and loves flow back out again.
Something in the Water
"Something in the Water" is a one-act play that tells the story of Jeff and Melissa, who bond over their shared enthusiasm for kayaking.
Novel timeline tool in Microsoft Excel
An Excel spreadsheet that can track multiple timelines running concurrently.
Selected plotting and planning techniques from Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style by Hallie Ephron
In May 2016, I gave a short presentation on plotting and planning techniques from Hallie Ephron's book Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style at the monthly Power of the Pen Meetup in Vancouver, Washington. The techniques we discussed were A "blueprint" for planning a mystery novel The shape... Continue Reading →
Something Pansy Found 2 Lifetimes Ago
Revisiting lessons and people from 2011