The Hokey Pokey

Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com One of the best, and sometimes the worst, things about being a writer is having a very active imagination. How often do you meet someone for the first time, or overhear a piece of a conversation, and immediately withdraw from the world around you to concoct a story or poem in your… Continue reading The Hokey Pokey

On Writing: The Importance of Word Limits

Photo by Jess Bailey Designs on Pexels.com I don't know if I'm in the minority here, but I love word limits. When I'm writing based on contest or submission guidelines, my process is to write everything I want, and then go back in with the Word Limit Sieve and shake out all the excess. Then, when I've… Continue reading On Writing: The Importance of Word Limits

On Writing: How’s NaNoWriMo Going for You?

Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com Today marks the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. By now, some of you are patting yourselves on the back in between gulps of your fourth cup of room-temperature coffee and going, "By George, I think I've got this!" Others of you are re-calculating just how… Continue reading On Writing: How’s NaNoWriMo Going for You?

On Writing: A Gift to Your Future Self

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com When I sat down to write something for this blog, I had to flip through page after page of my daughter's doodles to search for a clean sheet. (I'm organized enough to pre-plan my blog posts, but not organized enough to keep clean paper on my desk.) I was nearing… Continue reading On Writing: A Gift to Your Future Self

Things I’ve Written While Half-Asleep, Lonely, and Bored at Writing Conferences

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com ~Breakfast tacos so good, people don't care they're being sold at a gas station ~Falling asleep again ~Wish I had coffee and a nap ~Asleep again. And again! A MILLION TIMES! ~A house covered in coke tabs. ~New Braunfels is an old German town settled on the San Marcos… Continue reading Things I’ve Written While Half-Asleep, Lonely, and Bored at Writing Conferences