Tearing Down Refuge Island to Rebuild

I have been working with my other site Refuge Island for some time now and never really got it just the way I wanted it. So instead of it being a creative writing site, then a news site and then something else, I have decided to make it a more personal blog about my...

Starting Some New Works – Blogging Break

Strange that I would take a break from writing to do some moreĀ  writing but I don’t get to ‘speak’ to everyone on Twitter and Facebook as often as i should like. But I do have some great news as I am starting on a new novel which should be a lot of...

Keeping a Writing Dream Alive

Many years back I had stopped writing altogether and abandoned what has been a life long dream: simply to write. I had met too many people who said ‘I want to be a writer’ simply because they think of it as a cool lifestyle. Even worse were those that told...

Top Ten Reasons to Not Write Top Tens

Many blog writers rely on stale ‘top ten’ articles to draw in readers, writing out a few words and filling out the rest of the article with a list of their top choices. While this seems like a good idea to gain readership you will find that many top ten...

The Faith of Poetry

The idea of faith has always fascinated me and it is a hard concept to pin down. It is not a belief system but rather a belief that something can be achieved. This is why poetry works so well when speaking of faith, as the poet should be writing about emotions and the...