Write A While Wednesdays: A Page from My Diary


Last week I started Write a While Wednesdays with the hopes that some of you would join me in setting aside just 15 minutes every Wednesday to write. No pressure. Just write whatever is on your mind. Honestly, it seemed like a catchy way to get more followers (gasp! we’re not supposed to admit that, are we?). Today is Wednesday and I found myself relieved to sit and write without a prompt or pressure. What came out of me is more a page out of my diary. You’ve been warned. Proceed at your own risk. Continue reading “Write A While Wednesdays: A Page from My Diary”

A Tuition-Free Education in Writing

A Tuition-Free Education in Writing
During my graduate studies in editing and publishing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I participated in only one creative writing class. Taught by author Craig Nova, we studied the art of fiction by both reading about the process and practicing it together. It was both inspiring and terrifying. In retrospect, I should have paid attention to how alive the experience made me feel. Continue reading “A Tuition-Free Education in Writing”

This Procrastinator’s New Outlook: Disciplined Writing


I replied to a Tweet the other day asking what my procrastination device is. My reply: It’s in my blood…so, life. I find reasons to put off just about anything. Laundry, returning phone calls, making appointments to get my hair cut. Gracious, I even put off going to the bathroom, which usually leads to passing people at a breakneck speed in the hall at work with a wave of the hand and some quick muttering of, “Yea, yea, Bob. Great idea. Let’s set up a meeting…ok, great, yea, gotta go.” Continue reading “This Procrastinator’s New Outlook: Disciplined Writing”

Something About Love


There’s a lot of talk happening right now about acceptance. Who deserves it. Who needs it. Why we should or shouldn’t give it. I’ve been open about my personal theology to friends and family, and I’ll happily declare it again here. For me, it comes down to one simple truth:

Christ loves me and you, so I love you.
End of story.

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Write a While Wednesdays


Join me for Write a While Wednesdays! Set your timer for 15 minutes and just write…about whatever. We’re not after quality here…just a few minutes of fun and free writing time without pressure or pretense. I’ll share mine here. Share yours with a link in a comment below or on social media using #WriteAWhileWednesdays.

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