NCOhW Retreat

What happens when you toss 15 writers in a cabin for the weekend? You get one heck of a writer’s retreat.

The fearless (and very silent that weekend) leader of NCOhW (North Central Ohio Writers) plotted an amazing retreat for us to all get together, talk, and write.

I won’t go into all the details of what we did, as there are already three other posts that describe some of the events (just beware of language, if that’s a thing for you).

For me, the best thing was being able to spend the time with such a great and diverse group of people. This Writing Tribe that I call friends, new and old. As a person (and writer, runner, parent, sibling, etc.) your tribe (or tribes) are key to your success. They keep you going strong. They encourage you. They help when you are down. Don’t neglect your tribe(s), they are worth it in the long run.

I’m Back

In today’s post we will be discussing the importance of being…

whisper from off-screen

What? Oh, weekly post?… No? Monthly post? looks at the last post date Oh…

Yes, it’s been a while. And joking aside that wasn’t intentional. Life happens, and I had a number of posts that I meant to write and post. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

Since that last post there has been a lot of second guessing and doubt on my part. Both with the writing and what to write. Truthfully, many of my political and religious ideals wouldn’t be popular. And I don’t think I’m that exciting of a person. I don’t have big adventures all the time. So why would anyone want to read the thoughts of someone like me?

Maybe those are the exact reasons. As humans, we grow by being challenged and reading (or doing) things we aren’t comfortable with. Going forward, I’ll have a mixture of things, similar to what I do now.So expect more book reviews, cooking, and writing related things. I’m sure I’ll end up with some political and religious things at some point as well. After all, it’s part of who I am.

But, the next thing I’ll be posting will be a Preview / Review of the iOS version of Scrivener. I’m a huge fan of the program, and the iOS version will be here shortly. I’ll explain more soon.

The other thing that you will probably notice in the coming months are more posts that weren’t here before. I’m going to work on merging some relevant posts from my other my Hero’s Tale blog just to consolidate more common topics.

So, I’ll see you in a couple days when there’s some Scrivener talk!


Welcome to my personal blog. My name is Brian. You can find out a little more about me in the About Me section. In the mean time, I’m still working on things here. If you want to see some other blog entries, go take a look on Hero’s Tale blog. Up until now, that fulfilled all my blogging needs.

The reason I now have two is that I wanted to separate my Hero’s Tale project from my personal blogging. So, here is where I will be posting all my writing thoughts, book reviews, and the like. I will setup links to some of my more important posts there in the future.

Thanks for visiting!