I spent 25 years conducting performance audits of state agencies, looking for ways they could be more effective and efficient. I helped write countless government reports. I worked with the smartest, nicest people in state government, and was honored to be a part of that group. Now, though, I’m writing fiction (yay! adjectives! dialogue!), learning banjo, traveling, hanging out with my fabulous granddaughters, and – big surprise – I’m still not decluttering that back room that was on hold for the past 25 years.
Join me in my journey as I learn what it takes to write good science fiction and fantasy, play the banjo, and generally live a happy and productive life after departing the 8-5 world.
My goal is to write the kind of prose I like to read: friendly, beautiful, interesting, optimistic, and informative. The writing-related posts below are my latest lessons learned.
I've been thinking of my current project as kind of a screwball comedy, modeled roughly after Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog and Jasper...Read More "Screwball comedy – it’s not what I thought"
I've been learning all my life. Here's the latest of what I've learned about learning. And - banjo!