Jell-o Ono

“There’s good, and then there’s perfect,” Woodruff said. “That was perfect,” Bob said. “Better than perfect.” “Perfect plus.” “Perfect to the max.” “Perfectsaurus Rex.” “Booya!” Woodruff said as he held his hand high in the air.  Bob jumped up and chest bumped Woodruff, knocking him backwards into a tambourine stand. “How’d that sound in there, […]

You Can’t Get Mad From A Turnip

“It really is a versatile vegetable,” Bob said. “You can say that again,” Woodruff mumbled with a mouth full of salad. “But I didn’t say that,” Bob replied, as he shoved another fork full into his mouth. Woodruff eyed his friend and shook his head. “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, […]

A Wob by the Tail

“If you sat on a voodoo doll of yourself, would you be able to stand back up?” Woodruff asked. “Dude, you’re blowing my mind right now,” Bob said. “Think about it,” Woodruff said.  “You’d be stuck there forever.” “I’d totally come and push you off of it.” “That’s if you’re not stuck on top of […]

Bromeo and Dueliet

“I dost not see why thou art so upset,” Bob spoke in melodic fashion. “Are you kidding me?” Woodruff replied. “This wast on thy list.” “Not exactly.” “Ay, tis exactly what thou wrote,” Bob argued.  He walked over to a wooden crate, beneath rack of knobs with several rope pulleys tied to them.  Bob beckoned […]

Bacon Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Every storyteller knows that a great story is one-part truth and two-parts lie.  But I once knew an unlikely pair that needed no such recipe.  Their adventures and antics were far from believable and, therefore, would’ve made for terrible fiction.  However, a study of their tales and troubles as a work of non-fiction would’ve also […]

Ready, Set, Romance

Listen as I venture bravely into romance and help Janette Rallison with her novella anthology. Episode 27 Janette Needs Help Episode 28 Titles Episode 29 Fan Questions Episode 30 More Plotting for Janette   Subscribe to Ready, Set, Write Podcast on iTunes for more amazingness


I’m thrilled to be a part of Fyrecon June 8-10 at Weber State University – Davis Campus in Layton, Utah.  I’ll be teaching two classes and sitting on four panels. To kick off the event Thursday I’ll be teaching a class at 1:30pm Bringing Your Story to Life where I’ll help writer take their […]