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Have I ever mentioned how much I love Jane Waters Thomas? There are very few occurrences in my workday that are more enjoyable than spending time with Jane. She’s creative, adorable, curious, dedicated, and apparently indefatigable. Throw in a a few cameras, a production facility, and enough free to time really stretch out and talk about whatever crosses her mind, and you’re in for a good time. At least I was. I submit this video clip as evidence. Her interview in the Writers Den at PGTV is one of the more enjoyable interactions I’ve had while promoting my work. I only hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

On with the show!

There is an old and respected adage that says writers should write every day. Certainly, there are writers who do just that. Stephen King famously writes all but two days each year. Oddly perhaps, neither of those two days is Halloween. But that’s beside the point.

Let me pose a simple question. What would you think the point of writing every day is, if you don’t have something to say? Writing is after all a form of story-telling. There has to be a purpose to what you write. The end result may be intended to educate, or entertain, but there has to be a reason the writer sits down, or stands up, or jogs in place to put words on the page. If there’s no reason, no point, no moral, no lesson to be shared – well in that case you’re not a writer, you’re a typist (or a scribbler, as the case may be), and what is the point of that? Read More →