The End of All Things

Life through a Mathematical Lens: A few months ago I asked people on my facebook author page what they would like to see me blog about. Most people answered that they would enjoy reading about the trials and tribs of teaching in the public school system and whatever...

A Swinging Pendulum Never Stops Halfway

Writing: Perseverance Actually, I could have entitled this post “The Necessity of Writing in Community.” But that seemed a little long-winded, even for me. Both titles point to the same idea; every writer struggles with how they view their own writing. I’ve met a few...

Protagonists: Where to begin?

WRITING Protagonists: This week’s writing tip comes from a recent conversation I had with a couple of writing friends. We started talking about the traits of our protagonists, when a realization hit me: I’d seen protagonists described in all sorts of ways, but never...

The sound of good writing & Fixing education (part 1)

WRITING: Let’s start this week with a confession: I made a mistake when I wrote my first series, The Staff and the Sword, and if I had to do it all over again, I would fix it even if it meant turning in the manuscript a little late. What did I do? I messed up the...