Offering The Creative Collective To Artists, Writers, and Creatives

Yesterday, out of a strong desire to create a "safe space" for creatives to share ideas, prompts, strategies, and inspirations, I created a new Facebook group called The Creative Collective. Here, writers, artists, and all creatives now have the opportunity to share and be inspired to rediscover and strengthen their creativity. Nothing is being sold … Continue reading Offering The Creative Collective To Artists, Writers, and Creatives

Taking A Walk In The Woods

I'm sharing this on the trail here in Gunpowder Falls State Park, where I've decided to take a little walk in the woods to reconnect with the Earth. This is my first mobile post here at The Baltimore Writer, an experiment to bring you my experiences more immediately, perhaps a little raw and incomplete.  It's … Continue reading Taking A Walk In The Woods

Faith, Hope, and Legacy: A Collection of Christmas Reflections

Sharing with all of my Baltimore Writer followers... Thank you very much for your interest in Faith, Hope, and Legacy: A Collection of Christmas Reflections, featuring "Gretchie's Gifts," my latest Christmas story in memory of my dear friend, Gretchen Trageser Smith. This is a 121-page eBook (PDF format) that can be opened on any smartphone … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Legacy: A Collection of Christmas Reflections

In the Wake of Tragedy: Choose Peace Advocacy

Is there anything sensible left to write when it comes to the tragedies like the one we are facing right now in our lives? In the last week, Orlando has experienced three horrific events that have shocked us as a nation, sending ripples of grief worldwide. While each of the events is tragic in its … Continue reading In the Wake of Tragedy: Choose Peace Advocacy

Pushing Through The Darkness: Faith, Trust, Commitment

On June 16, when I cut ties with social media to focus entirely on finishing my book, Fossil Five, I made a big deal about descending into darkness (you can read about it HERE). After all, I selected a 105-day period that ran from a new moon to a total lunar eclipse. You can't get … Continue reading Pushing Through The Darkness: Faith, Trust, Commitment

It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted

Hi. I read a piece this weekend by a former student of mine and now fellow writer/author. Amanda, like a few others I know, is really digging deep and writing authentically (here's the piece I'm talking about). She made me turn the mirror on myself and see if I practice what I preach in my … Continue reading It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted