Hey, everyone. Since I'm still busy writing, and haven't had time to read a lot the past month, I decided today I would share three books by one of my all-time favorite authors. Sometime in the late 1970's, I was in a book store with my brother. He and I often made trips to the … Continue reading Old Favorites #TuesdayBookShare
Hello, Readers. I don't have a Friday link post this week, and some of you may have noticed I didn't have one last Friday. I plan to get back to that but in the meantime, wanted to share the reason. Forgive me, if I seem to go about it in a round-about way, but I … Continue reading When The Unexpected Happens
In my last newsletter, I said I wouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo because I needed to finish the novel I began in April. Yet I’ve wanted to take part in the event since I first learned of it several years ago. When several of my online writing friends talked about their participation, I felt the urge … Continue reading Planning to Fail or Failing To Plan?
I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, hence my absence from the blog last week. This 30-day event is much like November’s NaNoWriMo except writers can set their own word count rather than the usual 50K. I’ve been steadily working on a novel. Most days things have run smoothly. Yet some days, I’ve hit snags. … Continue reading Everyone Needs Encouragment
When I was seventeen, shortly before my eighteenth birthday, I wrote a novel. I had never taken a creative writing class. Nobody had ever explained plot, structure, and outlining to me. Yet, I had a dream of becoming a writer. Looking back now, my protagonist had some character traits that may have caused readers to … Continue reading When I Was Seventeen
I was full of enthusiasm when I began the 500-word challenge on January 1. The first few days, words flowed from my head onto the keyboard. I thought anyone could write 500 unedited words in thirty minutes or less. Yesterday, I didn’t feel like writing. In fact, three of the last four days, I’ve struggled … Continue reading Can A Cat Teach Us Something About Writing?
Toward the end of first grade, I learned my friend Debbie was moving away. I came home from school and cried. My mom explained that throughout life, people would come and go. Friends would move away, new ones would come. And she was right. Although I never saw Debbie again, I still have friends from … Continue reading Friendships
In October 2012, I signed up for an online writing course by Jeff Goins called Tribe Writers. I can’t remember how I heard about it, but the course sounded like what I needed to take my writing to the next level. I had taken writing courses before, several of them online, but this course was … Continue reading I Didn’t Expect The Friendships