I made a humbling discovery recently. For a blog series I'm writing, I researched the psychology of conflict and turned up four basic types of internal conflict. The labels in psychology for these four tensions are not understandable by most of us, but here's my translation: choosing between two positive outcomes, choosing the lessor of … Continue Reading ››
Since childhood I have admired the long-tailed birds of fantasy found in ancient tapestries. Not surprisingly, the creatures showed up unannounced in Tales of Faeraven. Kaerocs first make their entrance in DawnSinger when Shae and her companions stop for the night in the ruins of Braeth. The birds also put in … Continue Reading ››
I'm excited to announce some fun changes at the site that I think you'll enjoy. In the months to come, I'll be focusing on reading and readers. I've made a good start to my goal of providing even more of an immersive experience for readers between my website and books.
Providing an Immersive Experience for ReadersYou … Continue Reading ››
I have something to confess. I like to think of myself as a rational human being when it comes to my online activities, and for the most part, I am. I can stare down any attempt to glean my email address, get me to create an account, or sell me a must-have product. But there's … Continue Reading ››
The gryphon* is one of the most regal mythical creatures. In historical renditions it was usually shown with four legs, having the talons of an eagle in front with a lion’s paws and hindquarters in back. It also had a beak, feathered upright ears, and a lion’s tale. Gryphons often were winged, although in British heraldry they … Continue Reading ››
On a good day, I check off all the items on my schedule. But then there are those other days. This is what comes from trying to lasso time and break it to my will. I'm sure you can imagine the outcome of that. A family member who works from home recently explained how doing a puzzle … Continue Reading ››
This month I'm happy to be able to announce the release of a psalms devotional by Pelican Book Group to which I contributed, and that the digital version is free. I reveal a new and very personal feature at the site and explain why a delay in the launch of the Literary Wayfarer … Continue Reading ››