FOMO and the Writer

Posted On May 30 2013 by

My editor over at Women2Women Michigan, where I have a semi-monthly column titled Don’t Tell My Wife I Wrote This, sent me an article from another writer in which I was introduced to the term “FOMO.” FOMO, for you of the uninformed persuasion, is Fear of Missing Out. Though the infliction has existed since the dawn of dawn, it has spiked feverishly since the inception of social network sites. Specifically, it’s the feeling you get whenever you check your facebook page and see all the great stuff that much cooler people than you are involved with. You are immediately overcome …


Re-inventing History

Posted On May 21 2013 by

Let’s talk about the next project! I love talking about my work in progress. Every writer does. Except for the ones that don’t. But I’m kind of like the guy who decides to train for a marathon. I will talk about it with anyone who stands still long enough to listen every day for the six months preceding the big event. The new project–hey, who said you could go anywhere, get back here–will involved a protagonist who travels around with has travel trailer to historical sites. He looks into some little known historical fact and finds that there’s more to …


Writes with Attitude

Posted On May 13 2013 by

I just finished the final scene of my novel Murder on the Side. It is now time for the editing portion of our program. Actually, this will be the second time around for this one. I wrote it several years ago and did a complete edit. Recently, with the advice of a well-known author, I made some plot changes. I needed to up the stakes for for my protagonist. I did that. And don’t ya know that changed a huge chunk of the book. But it’s better. I know it’s better because I’m much more excited about it than I …


Are you a Writing Christian or a Christian Writer

Posted On Apr 22 2013 by

I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1997. At that time, I was writing my first novel, a supernatural thriller. When I cam back from the Promise Keepers event where I surrendered my life in the end zone of the Pontiac Silverdome (the Lions weren’t using it anyway), I knew that everything about me had changed. For those who don’t believe, let me assure you it is a very real experience. No lightning. No voices from a above. But it’s as if someone had pulled me out of my skin and replaced it with a new Ron. Ron 2.0 …


We Need Another Hero

Posted On Apr 19 2013 by

In my last blog post I discussed the Christian’s reaction to the Boston terrorist bombings. Now I will ask you, my fellow writers and imaginators, what is your reaction? How will this incident, and others like it, affect your writing? I’ll ask the question again when I’m done (the blog owner always gets to go first). Though some may find it distasteful, the writer, even the fiction writer, is always on the lookout for new ideas, new twists, new…well, horrible incidents like this one. Let’s be honest, if it were not for the Great Depression, we would have no Grapes …


Tragic Scenes

Posted On Apr 16 2013 by

As Christian writers and readers, we have a responsibility to show the light of Christ in a fallen world. The irony is that, in our quest to uphold what is right and can save the world, we will be identified as the hindrance to a peaceful, just society. Ours is a task of self-destruction. We patiently watch the chaos unfold daily around us, speaking the truth and taking the hostile rebuttal from a majority that cannot bear to see the light. I did not say anything on facebook or Google+ about the incident in Boston yesterday. Like most of you, I’ve …