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 …

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 …

Motivational Mondays Writing Challenge – 6.17.2019

Writing Celebrations Think about this:  all the characters you write about have birthdays and perhaps even favorite holidays.  How will you describe a celebration to your readers?  Who is your protagonist?  How are they feeling?  Are they celebrating wholeheartedly?  Or is something bothering them?  Do they hate holidays?  If so, why?  Set the scene for …

5 Excuses Not to Write

Workout Wednesdays - Build Your Writing Practice What a beautiful day! The sun is shining and the clear blue skies beckon to me. Just enough wind keeps the bugs and the temperature down. I long to be outside, especially since predictions call for a cold front with highs only into the 50's and 60's this …