“Would you like to read a story I wrote?” she quietly asked as she pulled a paper from the drawer. “I use some of my stories in articles, but not all of them. I save the special ones because I hope maybe someday. . .” Her voice trailed off, but I knew what she meant. [Read more. . .]
Writing is a lonely business. We writers have to band together and keep each other’s spirits up. Rather than seeing other writers as competition, let’s make it a point to encourage each other. It only takes a few minutes to encourage a fellow writer and the rewards are well worth that little bit of effort. [Read more. . .]
I gathered my supplies and found a shady spot to write on a gorgeous summer day. A slight cool breeze took the edge off of the southern heat as I settled into my comfy chair ready to let the words flow. No sooner had a reached for my pen than the phone rang. It was [Read more. . .]
What’s the typical first writing assignment of the school year? “Write about your summer.” Vague. Lame. Uncreative. Starting back to school is a big deal for kids of all ages. I remember being both excited and terrified at the start of each school year. I loved getting school supplies and new clothes, but the thought [Read more. . .]
I’m nosey. When we drive around at night I like to look in people’s lighted windows to see how they decorate and what they are doing. When I realized that some blogger’s share their monthly income reports I was delighted. Their transparency encourages and inspires me. In fact, I decided I’d be open and share [Read more. . .]
I’m not even going to admit how long it took me to hit the publish button to take this blog live. Seriously, it feels like I started writing this blog before the Internet was created. I wanted everything to be perfect and perfection takes a long time to achieve so I kept tweaking and changing [Read more. . .]
In honor of National Paperback Book Day, I’m sharing one of my favorite songs by the Beatles. I’m sure many writers can relate to the lyrics of Paperback Writer!