What Makes Me a Writer?

Special note to my followers:  Thank you for your patience while I took the month of August off.  My dear husband passed away peacefully at home as I held his hand on August 2.  I wrote sporadically on my book during the month, but mostly I just grieved and began the journey of healing.  Thank …

Having Trouble Writing This Summer? Try this!

Motivational Monday Writing Challenge! July 15, 2019 My writing has changed lately. Partly because it is summer and I have so much to do outside. Partly because of a personal issue. Partly because, sometimes it is just hard to write. When that happens, I return to the Why I Write assignment and do a quick …

One Writer’s Story

Motivational Monday Writing Challenge - 7.8.2019 A friend tagged me on Facebook with a quote that goes something like this:  When people throw stones at you, don’t throw them back.  Pick them up and build something great!  This reminds me of the writing life.  You know what I mean – that dreaded conversation.  “What do …

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 …