Category: writing

The Pantsters guide to NaNoWriMo2017

National Novel Writing Month is around the corner, people. (Strictly speaking it is InterNational Novel Writing month, but no alliteration is boring right?) You don’t need to be a writer to participate, but I can assure you that  you will be one afterward.  The point of NaNoWriMo is to get in a writing routine (because you are forced to) and …

The best love story writers are…

Some of the best romance writers out there are country music stars. One of my current favorite love stories is one sung by Lee Brice*     Watch how he hands out a how-to-reach-your-audience-with-a-love-story lesson   in this music video of A Woman Like You Last night, outta the blue Drifting off to the evening news She said “Honey, what would…

Surfer’s Ode

I went to the seaside on one misty day And there, on a perch at a dip in the bay Was a cross surfer man with a camera phone He was tight lipped and grumpy and stood there alone. He filmed with that phone and he spoke with those lips He reported on wave sizes, wind, tide and rips. But sometimes he laughed…

Book Review – Barbarian Days – A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

The prose in this book is sublime, pure poetry in places. William Finnegan (author of many other books and columnist at The New Yorker) is a skillful, lyrical writer and his words are a pleasure to read. He is able to take essentially indescribable experiences and bring them to life with beautiful words. He achieves this in such a way that you, as the reader,…