The Italy of My Dreams

The Italy I knew, in the south, where did it go? I remember it taking my breath away as I drove the coastal rode to Sorrento for the first time; as I entered the doomed city of Pompeii; as I sailed into the iridescent Blue Grotto of Capri. Where...

Movies for Writers

This stormy weekend had me checking out a flurry (couldn’t resist) of movies about writers. If you want some writing inspiration or just a great way to kill time during a blizzard, check out my Top 5 movies for writers: 1. The Words (2012) – a powerful movie about...

Writing with a Collaborator

Whenever I feel myself stuck in a writing rut, I turn to the Master, James Patterson, and continue my tutelage under his guidance. Our Master Class assignment this week was to learn the benefits of writing with a collaborator. His assignment was to write a chapter based on an...