Santa Claus and Pregnant Men

Normally, I argue for reality with my boys. I realized when they were younger that I was warping their grasp of it. They grew up in a house overflowing with dragons, my gigantic collection of extinct dinosaurs from when I was a kid, my imagination, and, again, they’re named for mythological beasts. Our arguments are […]

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Show…? Tell….? Wha?…..

As writers, we’re constantly told to ‘Show, don’t tell’. Stereotypically, or maybe just me, we tend on the introverted side. Put this together, and you’ll get massive conflictions when someone cheerfully asks: “Hey! What’s your book about?” “Um. I don’t know (can’t you just read it?)– Hey! How was your weekend?!” Deflection and avoidance. Character […]