Storytelling or Missionizing?

I idolized Jean Little in my pre-teens and early teens. Many of her books helped me understand other children. I do believe they made me a nicer person. One novel, Different Dragons, even helped me get over my fear of dogs (though I…

Why I Had No Issue Finishing Some Projects

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I managed to complete a few independent projects in the midst of all my little “start-up” projects as a pre-teen and teen. The ideas just flowed from my mind to the keyboard, and I even…

The Mistake I Made When I was Young

I made one crucial error when I was young: I believed writers only wrote when they were inspired. At the peak of my inspiration, I started new stories, sometimes writing 1,000 words in one go. If I wasn’t inspired, I didn’t write,…

The Seeds of Childhood – Part 2

I didn’t plan a part 2 when I wrote last week’s blog, but the idea wouldn’t stay quiet. A magnet in my gut pulled me to the computer to publish a poem I’d written as a kid. I think I was in…