Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Dad lives across the street from a graveyard. A pragmatic man who sees the world through a thick lens of logic, he says it’s the best neighbor you could ever have. Even so, he has had some paranormal experiences that he has made some semblance of peace with by not giving those experiences any more… Continue reading Beautiful, Haunting, and Mysterious

Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

In the woods, hiking alone, I often suffer from attacks of scopaesthesia. Also known as the “psychic staring effect,” scopaesthesia is the twenty-five-cent word for the sensation that comes over you of being watched but not something your vision has picked up. For example, having the prickly feeling of someone’s eyes on you, causing you… Continue reading Do You Know When You’re Being Watched?

Don’t Let Creativity Die with the Wrong Writers’ Conference

Originally posted on Waterfront Writers:
Writers’ conferences are important for new and seasoned writers trying to find their way. You invest with time and money, hoping for inspiration to keep you going. This is a conversation about how the wrong conference can affect your productivity—throw off your writing and dampen your spirit. ? ? S: So, we’ve…

Failure of Imagination

  As part of my research for a book I’m writing, I am reading “The Great Deluge,” by Douglas Brinkley. I’ve actually been reading this book for some time, taking it in small bites for a multitude of reasons. One of those reasons is that it will serve as material for just a section of… Continue reading Failure of Imagination

My Freaky, Icky, Ew List

If anyone were to overhear the conversations of a group of writers when they get together, they’d either run away in terror or notify the authorities – or both. There’s something to be said about having the freedom to say whatever is on your mind in the name of artistic expression that is absolutely, imagination-satisfyingly delicious. And at times,… Continue reading My Freaky, Icky, Ew List