I was sharing some fabulous photos of my mother, who passed away in 2013, when a childhood friend asked me if she was supportive of my writing.
My first impulse was yes. Then I had to rethink the … Continue reading >>
All the Wrong Reasons Not To
Peter Ormerod, "a journalist with a particular interest in religion, culture and gender," says in The Guardian that we should stop making children write thank you letters … Continue reading >>
There are a dozen other things I'd rather do than bake Christmas cookies, including trimming my dog Clementine's toenails, or possibly, maybe, writing.
It takes a lot to motivate me to bake or cook, … Continue reading >>
How would you, as a writer, quantify a productive day? Do you base productivity on your word count, or something else? On Pinterest, which is turning out to be an inspirational hangout for writers, I … Continue reading >>
Next time you want to give up reading a particular book because 1. it bores you, 2. you can't make sense out of it, or 3. it makes you bang your head on the wall, keep reading. You can analyze it and … Continue reading >>
Distractions are the curse of artists and writers. I’m not talking about procrastination, such as when you decide to organize the hall closet instead of working on your novel. I mean little irritants … Continue reading >>