What I Learned About Writing From Watching TV

Happy Friday! There are shelves of how-to writing books available in your local bookstore. Each book is chockfull of writing tips and advice. I’ve bought a few of them, but I think I’ve learned the most about writing from watching a few television series again and again and again. The two I’ve watched most often Read More..

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! In honor of my least favorite holiday of the year, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon with a game of two truths and one lie. If you are one of the first 3 people to discover the lie (and you live in the US), you will win a prize. The contest stops Read More..

5 Burning Questions and 1 Pitiful Plea

Happy Friday! It’s been a long time since I last posted. Life has been very hectic. Today, I’m going to answer your five burning questions (meaning the questions I’ve been asked most often recently) and make one pitiful plea. Question 1: Why haven’t you posted anything new in a long time? Answer: In the past Read More..

Girls’ Getaway

Happy Friday! Last week, I went away with some longtime friends for an all-female mini-vacation. We are a bit spread out now, so we chose to meet in DE. We rented a house in Bethany Beach, so we would have a place to hang out and talk at night. As far as rental tenants go, Read More..

How Can Something Wrong Feel So Right?

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying these last couple of weeks of summer. It looks like it is about to pour here. Someone asked me this week if I am an outliner or a pantser when it comes to writing. This is a really common question. When it comes to nonfiction, I am an Read More..

Goodbye August! Hello September!

Happy Friday! I was away last week, so there was no post. Even though I only attempt to post once a week, I find it difficult. I am in awe of bloggers who post daily. As I mentioned before, I tried to establish three good habits this month. The food one is going fairly well. Read More..

Changing Your Ways

Happy Friday! People always advise others to make changes in increments. Old habits are hard to break and new ones are hard to establish. Take it slow. Make one change at a time. This month my new habit to establish should have been to listen to other’s advice. Instead, I took on three challenges: write Read More..

5 Fabulous Things About Being a Writer

Happy Friday! So often when writers get together, we discuss all of the drawbacks of writing: rejection, concerns about sales numbers, reviews, marketing, etc… There is a good reason for this. It is much easier to talk about these things with people who have experienced the same things you are experiencing. They get it. They Read More..

Hello August!

Happy Friday! Last Friday came and went without a post, so I definitely wanted to get one up today. It is August 1st – summer is almost halfway over. I love summer. Even though my kids are grown and I now work a 12 month calendar year, life just seems to move at a much Read More..

Words from the Wise

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite writerly quotations – many which apply to life in general. Enjoy! “I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit. “No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.” – Read More..