Long before I was born, author Earnest Hemingway coined a philosophy on writing called The Iceberg Theory. The idea behind his theory is that as a writer, you should know so much about your idea that you’ll actually need to use FEWER words to engage the reader. He explains it here: “If a writer of […]
He lays his head on the pillow beside me and I make a silent mental note: Keep an early bedtime if you want to reserve an hour of magical conversation with your kids. I throw my book on the floor and stare at him as he screams back at the invisible Frank Sinatra who sings […]
Have you ever noticed how an orange changes depending on how you eat it? Peel it, and your mouth salivates in anticipation as you peel layer by layer – white pulp underneath your fingertips, stinging the small, indiscernible cuts burrowed beneath your fingernails. The entire room fills with the most intoxicating smell as tiny sprays […]
I don’t know if haunted is the right word, but over the last year or so, I’ve been visited by a memory over and over again, and I can’t seem to let it go. It’s as if it’s showing up, trying to teach me something, but I’m just not connecting the dots. When I was […]
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