Plotting a Full-length Novel

on June 16, 2021

I often hear the comment “I want to write a book someday” from readers.  If that’s you—or a friend of yours—here is a guideline as to how I do it. Please keep in mind that there is no one correct way to write a novel.  Authors tend to find what best works for them through… Read More

Visiting Scotland’s Outposts

on September 24, 2020

Recently a friend and I planned a trip with Scottish guide James Campbell that would allow us to get away from the popular tourist destinations—Edinburgh, Urquhart, Stirling Castles—and see remote parts of Scotland. After arriving at the Edinburgh airport (where Customs/Immigration is the easiest I’ve ever experienced…you simply put your passport on a screen, wait… Read More