Writing is Life

A happy spot in my garden. (Credit: Theresa Duncan) Family in the time of Corona Bent over the garden bed, pulling weeds in my pajamas, I waited for a video call from my daughter. I waited there, keeping busy, because she enjoys seeing the flowers and the blue, Montana sky of her old home. She …

The Only Way to Succeed at Writing

I read a lot of books about writing.  Some books are like old friends; others are like task masters.  Whether I find comfort on the page, a passage I’d marked that once spoke to me and often still does, or whether I find instruction of the do-this- don’t-do-that variety, books about writing lie everywhere in …

What to Write

I have spent a great deal of time in the garden lately, seeking refuge. Quiet. Peace. Solace. Things that are hard to come by during these hard times. I have sat, staring at the blinking cursor, wondering what I might have to say, to write, that could possibly have any meaning in light of the …