A. S. Peterson proved himself an extraordinary storyteller with his "Fin's Revolution" series--a master of words, imagery, and human nature. It's been several years since I read them but there are certain scenes from Fin's Revolution that still stand out vivid in my memory, haunting, comforting, in their terrible beauty. Fin's story touched parts of … Continue reading Frankenstein: A Screenplay
Just across the train tracks in downtown Conroe, nestled between the historic Owen and Crighton theatres, is a little coffee shop called Conroe Coffee. It's 7:45am. I've ordered the Polar Bear Latte and seated myself at the glass table with a swirl of white embossed flowers by the lounge window over-looking the street. Jazz music … Continue reading Life Update
What of me? What do I have to give? I know what to do, what I do best. I'll make my pen a bow and draw it across the blank page till it sings. I'll coax shapeless thoughts and feelings into words, into my own kind of music. My knees bend, my body sways with … Continue reading I’m Make My Pen A Bow And Draw It Across the Blank Page Till It Sings
Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers
Happy 8th Birthday, Grace Family Baptist Church of Conroe, TX! Earlier this week, on March 7th, my church celebrated its anniversary. I made this time lapse video to commemorate the occasion. I love you all, my dear church family! Every week I sit by a window in our prayer chapel and look at a tree … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!
“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer
The Greek pronoun is plural: Do you not know that y'all are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in y'all?
Last fall, I had the wonderful privilege of teaching a literature appreciation class to 7 students between the ages of 4 and 13. Over seven weeks they memorized the poem "Daybreak" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and become familiar with seven of Aesop's Fables. At the end of the course, I hosted a tea party for … Continue reading Speech & Literature Appreciation Class for Children
Starting on September 9th, I will be teaching a 30 minute* SPEECH class following my Piano Primer Class for children ages 3-12 in Conroe, TX. I accept both reading and non-reading students. Through the course of the 7-week** class, students will memorize the poem "Daybreak" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and become familiar with 7 of … Continue reading Speech and Literature Appreciation Class