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Awesome Blog Content Award

My dear fellow blogger, Sharon nominated me for the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award.  Thank you, Sharon!  Please check out her blog,  A bump to the head. You’ll find my own ABCs below and after that, my nominations for the ABC Award. Please pay it forward, post the ABC award on your blog and answer … Continue reading

A Writer Takes The Challenge — This Time in Beguiling Prose

At the end of January, I challenged my fellow writers/readers with a writing prompt.  In my January 30th blog, Two Twenties and a Ten, I put forth my interpretation of a short story using the word, “jejune” and the phrase from Steven Wright, the comedian — “You can’t have everything.  Where would you put it?” … Continue reading

I Dream of a Cottage in France…

The picture accompanying this blog is from a “poem” that I wrote over ten years ago.  I purchased an inexpensive plague from a craft store and wrote the passage on a piece of parchment paper. I then burned the edges of the paper, glued it on the wooden plague and shellacked it.  I’ve carried this … Continue reading

The Backstory — The Difference Between Your Characters Living or Dying

What makes us keep turning the pages of a book or story?  The plot, dialogue, pace and the way in which the writer crafts those elements certainly make a story work or fall apart.  But the backstory — now that’s where the good stuff is. As I write my novel, I’ve become increasingly aware of … Continue reading

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