Making Time to Free Write

There is a power and strength to the free write that never ceases to amaze me. It’s funny because I haven’t let myself truly and honestly engage in a free write in a very long while. A free write is a writing exercise where a person writes whatever comes to mind for a certain amount... Continue Reading →

Losing My Place

I had an interesting thing happen this week. A dear friend of mine was asking about a manuscript I had sent her the first chapter of a few years ago and how the story had developed. I told her it was complete and she asked if she could read it in its entirety. I was... Continue Reading →

A Year in Review, Second Edition

Starting this blog two years ago turned out to be a natural evolution of chronicling my past. I have journals from the past decade and a half that are a record of the things that have happened to me personally, the evolution of my relationships and family, and the catalog of my goals and dreams.... Continue Reading →

Visiting the Past

When I was a kid, I would order the same food, have the same snacks, etc. for years on end. For a solid decade of eating at restaurants, I ate spaghetti and meatballs. Didn’t matter where we were or what the occasion was, if spaghetti and meatballs was an option, I was having it. Some... Continue Reading →

The Journey of Progress

The definition of progress does not, to my surprise, include backward movement.  The definition of progress is to make forward momentum and movement toward a goal.  In my mind, ESPECIALLY when applied to the pursuit of writing, progress is defined as forward AND backward movement.  Do we not write 50,000 words to chop and hack... Continue Reading →

Read Through Revising

It's such a funny thing, to know something and then for it to happen when you're not thinking of it.  I'm re-reading SB for the revisions it needs, and as I was reading a paragraph, I was struck by how much I wasn't seeing or hearing or smelling in this particular scene.  I was describing... Continue Reading →

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