What is Ron Koertge Writing For?

I didn’t grow up with some prized comic book collection, like one of the characters on Big Bang Theory might have, but I’ve always been a fan of superheroes. Still am. After spending a few years without television, I recently … Continue reading

What Is Elizabeth Wein Writing For?

Although I became “a reader” rather late, I’ve had the good fortune of encountering some truly wonderful books and remarkable authors whom I have enjoyed again and again over the past two decades. I only recently discovered Elizabeth Wein, however, … Continue reading

What Is Piers Anthony Writing For?

Piers Anthony has spent nearly SIX DECADES doing the one thing I want most to do – creating worlds and stories and characters that captivate readers. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring a number of those worlds having read several … Continue reading

What is Stuart Gibbs Writing For?

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” George Eliot I admit it. I’m flat out and unabashedly envious of those writers who’ve always known this was their calling. Those people who’ve had a lifelong love affair … Continue reading

Writing Sample from Xero

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher Nearly the entire time I’ve worked on my Middle Grade novel The Short Bus, I’ve thought the story has … Continue reading

Love Is

Tina Turner famously sang the question, “What’s love got to do with it?” She even called love a “second-hand emotion,” based on the rather cynical principle that “a heart can be broken.” I enjoyed the song when it came out … Continue reading

Live With Intention

“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher I am starting a new trend for myself this very moment. From now on, I intend to begin each day as if … Continue reading

What To Do When Feeling Lost, Stuck, or Lacking Motivation

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  – Sylvia Plath Of course, as discussed before, there are several other enemies including a lack of motivation. In my experience, a lack of motivation often stems from one or more of the … Continue reading

Time: Making Every Second Count While Chasing Your Dream

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg Believe it … Continue reading