Rick Starkey

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!   Yep, that’s all.  Just have a Happy New Year.


What to do with all those  leftovers?  Throw some out, freeze some, and re-heat others. It’s getting close to the end of the year.  I have been revising some finished pieces.  Now I am going to look over… Read More

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hi, I know it’s not Monday, but hi all.  Wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas just in case I’m not on tomorrow.


Yeah, plumbing.  Freezing weather brings frozen pipes. We have a small cabin we used to lease out as a shop.  This past year we decided not to rent it so we could start another one of our ideas… Read More


Hi all, just wanted you all to know that I will only be posting a new topic on Mondays for a while.  I will be reading, and commenting on your posts, almost every day. So, till Monday, have… Read More

Redundancy? Redundant?

Redundancy.  Remember the movie Groundhog Day?  Have you ever had a passage in a manuscript where something happens two or three times with just minor differences?  How do you keep it from sounding, well, redundant?

What Gives? What do you give up to be able to write?

Movies, hobbies, special events, concerts, video games…  the list could go on and on.  I followed my songwriting and music dream for many years, received publishing contracts for five of my songs, two were for children’s songs.  Life… Read More

Breaking Free!

A professional writer writes. Period.  While some of us struggle to juggle day jobs, night jobs, family jobs and many other little, trivial things that interrupt our daily writing schedule, professionals write.  I guess that’s what weeds out… Read More