Short Story Writing Challenge #amwriting


I’ve been writing novels now since 2007.  I’ve written three novels and one self-help book. Frankly, I’m a little burned out. I decided that during the month of July I would try to write one short story every three days.  By the time I was done, I’d have 10 solid short stories to put into … Continue reading

Comedy Clip: My Son’s New Video


My son Conner is a little bit of a film nut, and we have recently set him up with a YouTube channel and given him the freedom to shoot his own bizarre little films.  His current effort is a little film called “Last Year’s Pizza”, something he directed and gathered props for, and then directed … Continue reading

3 Writing Rules to Enthrall the Modern Reader


So you’ve written the great American novel… or the next great British novel.  I suppose congratulations are in order.  You have indeed accomplished a grand feat.  Most people who call themselves writers are sitting around dreaming about writing something so grand. Now what? I have edited several novels over the course of my career, and … Continue reading

Experts Say Oklahomans Will Vote Republican By Default


Today is the Republican and Democratic primary across Oklahoma, but experts think Oklahomans will vote straight party Republican by default in November.  Researchers and political scientists at the University of Phoenix have come to the conclusion that Oklahoma should probably have a machine at polling stations that simply votes straight party Republican when each citizen … Continue reading

The Truth About Janet Barresi


Next Tuesday Oklahoma Republicans will go to the polls to vote in a primary election.  On the ballot is current state superintendent Janet Barresi, who, as her LinkedIn account shows, has exactly a year and 10 months experience in public schools as a speech pathologist.  She is the only candidate on the ballot who has little … Continue reading

A Lesson About Forgiveness


I went to church camp with my two oldest kids last week which is the reason I didn’t post on the blog at all.  Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky at the AP Reader Conference where I’m reading AP essay after AP essay, grading each one and trying not to lose my vision (It’s really … Continue reading