"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." Sylvia Plath It seems like I always manage to find my way back here one way or another, and it's no surprise I consider Protagonize my writing home. We all come home eventually, right? So, I checked out the definition of home, and it seems so fitting. The first, which was predictable, said: "the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household," but the second said: "an institution for people needing professional care or supervision." For better or worse, writers, especially, are people who probably need professional care and supervision. Well, at least I do. What else can I say? I'm a writer, a reader, and an editor. I'm an alchemist, using twenty-six ingredients to create magical worlds that may or may not exist. I write about the human condition and what it means to be human. I write all things mysterious and magical. Sometimes there is even a corpse. I delve deep into the subconscious, dredge up all that ugly stuff we try to ignore, and smear it across the page. I don't shy from the tough issues, and I aim to represent as many types of people as I can. When I'm not writing or doing bookish things, I am playing with my kids or exploring the mysteries of the spiritual and occult. I'm also working on a Master's in Education to show kids that books provide a great home. Shameless self-promo: I've been published in a few anthologies, but the one I'll share is called The Longest Night Watch, which is a charity anthology for Alzheimer's disease that's also dedicated to Sir Terry Pratchett. My goal: So many stories don't have any feedback, so it's my goal to review/critique either one poem, one short story, or two chapters of one longer work each week.