Now Available: “State Line”

Now Available: “State Line”

“State Line,” the story of a widower confronting a recent loss and interstate stereotypes, is now available on Wattpad. This is my first short story in years, and I’ve been writing about what went into creating it all week. Whether you choose to read...
From Logline to Narrative Arc: Connecting the Dots, Part Two

The Logline: Your Novel in Fifty Words or Fewer

This post is part of the Outline With Me series. For more like this, check out the outlining your novel page. You did it! You’ve finally decided to write that novel you’ve been talking about forever, but now you have to actually get that premise onto the...
A Peculiar Affliction

A Peculiar Affliction

I drive better after I’ve had a few. It’s, like, five miles. I don’t want to put anyone out of their way. These are phrases one hears all too often in Wisconsin’s taverns, bars, and pubs, expressions of perilous confidence in taking to the roadways after a long...