Using Research to Get Past Writer’s Block

I love telling stories that sweep around the world to exotic locations.  I can indulge my fantasies about travel -- an ancestor of mine traveled across the Sahara by car when she was a young woman, unmarried, and I've always envied her spirited zest for life.  Perhaps that's why I became a writer.  I can …

Insecurity, and why you shouldn’t resist growth

A few years ago, I realized I was living in security, when what I really needed was to live in insecurity.  And I might add I've been a security addict my entire life.  Old habits, fearing the consequences -- like the kind your mother threatened if you didn't eat the peas.  Well, those consequences hang …