Writing fiction

Deadly Ink

Today seems like a good day to tell you about Deadly Ink. Deadly Ink is an annual gathering of mystery writers and readers in New Brunswick, NJ. This year, more than 20 authors have agreed to speak on panels and sign books, Friday August 1 - Sunday August 3. It is an intimate conference, with… Continue reading Deadly Ink


Words matter

If there is one thing I understand, it’s that words have power. The power derives not from the word’s dictionary definition, but rather from the images the word evokes. Words are not merely referential; they are inferential. They not only denote something; they also connote things. That is why two words that are ostensibly synonyms… Continue reading Words matter