I love stories. I crave them. If you want to distract me, give me a good novel.
I have always written. I have a pile of my old journals, mostly kept while traveling. I was and still am a compulsive letter writer, mostly now in emails. When I was barely out of college my wise grandmother suggested I do something with my writing, because she felt I had a flair for it. I was very pleased she should think so, but I didn’t do anything formal with it for a long time, beyond required writing at work – mostly training and technical manuals.
Many years later I started freelancing for sports fitness and martial arts magazines. I gave myself one day a week to work on it. I only ever had one article not sell. Then life intervened…
And now I’m back to it. I write for several amateur historical publications, from 2500 word how-to articles to 70-page monographs, most of them about historical brewing. It’s grand fun. I get to scratch the itch of curiosity and have the fun of putting stories together. I am beginning to seek commercial outlets nexium online pharmacy again.
My painful little secret: I’m afraid of writing fiction. I tell stories in my head all the time, so really I shouldn’t be afraid. I don’t believe in leaving debilitating fears unchallenged. Soon, I am going to have to do something about this. And when I get those stories in process, they’ll be here too.
In this section of my website you’ll find copies of such things as I can share, and links to old magazine archives that still have some of my work on file. I’ve posted the best record I can reconstruct of everything I’ve published commercially to date. I know it’s not complete.
I’m coming back from a long way – I had a rather bad head injury a few years ago that wiped out my vocabulary and memory. I’ve been slowly rebuilding ever since. I used to pride myself on my eloquence. I don’t know that I’ll ever get it back, but I sure am determined to try.
The man in the picture – the Douros Man, from a Greek vase circa 500 BC – he’s writing on a wax tablet. Doesn’t that just look like a laptop?