Idioms and Other Literary Musings

The English language is full of idioms, where at one time a phrase meant one thing, but over the years the meaning changed. Sometimes we writers avoid these over-used idioms because we see them as cliches. An editor once accepted my short story for publication but...

Introducing Patricia Iacuzzi – Artist and Writer

  A Roman Soldier’s Horse by Patricia Iacuzzi Remember when Downton Abbey hijacked America’s attention every week?   The series was a great yarn that took place over 100 years ago, in a world far different from today. Good historical fiction is like that....

An Interview with Rick Iekel – Writer and Historian

For Rick Iekel, history is more than a record of events stretched along a continuum. Rather, it is the DNA of our humanity, all the “stuff” that makes us who we are. As a young boy, he observed his mother creating poetry. “I would see her in the kitchen, her head...