I guess I can best describe what it takes to get me to sit down and write, by referencing the late Glenn Miller’s 1940 big-band hit. I have to be “In the Mood.”
By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD In the mid 1950’s, L.A.P.D. patrol officers carried .38 caliber, 6” barreled revolvers. The choices were either a Colt Officer’s model, or a Smith and … Continue reading
It’s interesting how over the years my “rituals” have changed. When I first started writing, I would always check my emails and respond as the first “warm up” of the day. I felt the typing of the emails warmed up my fingers and my mind.
Every once in a while, you see a news story of a pedestrian who is hit by a car. The TV news shows a pair of shoes in the street.
When I first began writing, I believed that I needed to be moved by the muse. Okay. You can stop laughing now.
By John Schick, Retired California Corrections Department Officer Frank C. was a character by anyone’s standards. He was the original “Make a Mountain Out of a Molehill” kinda guy. This … Continue reading
By Michael A. Black A lot of people ask that question. I remember back in my first creative writing class the instructor answered that query with, “You just write ‘The … Continue reading
For years I’ve carefully plotted the end of my novels before beginning writing. Then I discovered the fun of allowing my characters to derail my carefully laid plans and write their own ending.