Second Novel of My Fantasy Series Coming SOON

Hello, my beautiful readers, and welcome to End-of-Year 2018! One of these days I'll be more active in posting content more regularly than once-or-twice a year on this here blog. 🙂 Meanwhile, I've been WRITING! LIKE! MAD! since July on Book 2 of my contemporary fantasy series, The Celestial Engineers. The currently-untitled Book 2 is currently … Continue reading Second Novel of My Fantasy Series Coming SOON

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An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

Back in May 2017, a journalism student interviewed me as an assignment and then made it into a very very VERY low-budget video. I didn't know until a few months ago that he uploaded it on YouTube with the privacy settings set to the default "public". I'm not bothered by that because, well, I'm a … Continue reading An Interview with Prof. Rufel F. Ramos

State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I'm still alive! 🙂 Okay -- what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, two students failed because they didn’t submit enough assignments. In the second one, everybody passed, … Continue reading State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

Well, here it is -- my creative writing guidebook for beginners -- Starters: A Beginner's Guide to Creative Writing. While folks can still re-read my past blog posts for Starters' chapters, you can have them all in one place either as a slim print book or as an even slimmer Kindle ebook. As usual, I … Continue reading STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

9: The How, Not the What, of Assigned Books

Recently, I said to my sister Wendy, “I should teach a Shakespeare class.” “I thought you already did.” “Nah – the closest was when I was student teaching MacBeth to high school seniors. I spent most of that unit acting out the scenes because they couldn’t get Shakespeare’s language.” I started pantomiming Lady MacBeth’s madness … Continue reading 9: The How, Not the What, of Assigned Books