It's been an interesting summer. Fun times catching up with old friends and revisiting favorite places. My DH (darling husband) an I now travel full time in our 5th wheel and are striking off the places we need to see on our bucket list, before--I hesitate to say it, but before someone kicks the proverbial … Continue reading Traveling, Friendship, and Touring America…before it’s too late
“You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm Writers write. Ask any writer. If they could stop writing, they probably would stop writing. For the rest of us, we write to still the voices in our heads. We write to get our … Continue reading About Writer’s Block
How important are secondary characters? Very Important. Think for just a minute how you might see The Harry Potter series without Neville Longbottom. Or perhaps Pride and Prejudiced with Jane Bennett. Not so interesting, huh? Important to remember the names for secondary characters. They should not be similar to the hero or the heroines name. … Continue reading Secondary Characters
“We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” ― Walter Anderson This post speaks to the issue of sharing your work with others. I know, I know. You write for the satisfaction of having created something from the sheer fabric … Continue reading Trust
“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.” ― Suze Orman Today I want to bring attention to a particular group of writers who impress me with their willingness and ability to give back to … Continue reading Giving Back
“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?” ― Satchel Paige There's a lot to be said for celebrating your inner child. For those of us who write fiction, the ability to celebrate all stages of our growth and development, as well as recalling the joy, humiliations and growing pains … Continue reading Cross Genre Writing
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” ― Voltaire When you sit down to read are you often transported to a different world? I am. This is likely the single most important factor in my desire to read on a daily basis. You will find it to be true that … Continue reading Raising the curtain of disbelief . . .
“Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.” - Tim Hansel So tell me, really, what do you want to do here? You know as do I that the road to publication is a difficult one. It’s not only filled with potholes but it has many washed … Continue reading In Your Best Interest