In my last post, I concluded that I am a sucker for books on writing, so yesterday I lived up to my label, got up early, poured myself a cup of coffee and read We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media by Kristen Lamb. Her blog is in my blog roll, just … Continue reading What’s in a blog (or should be)?
When I started this whole writing journey, I knew there were books on how to write. I’m a book junkie, so I’d seen them. I’d even occasionally picked up a copy of “Writer’s Digest” or “Poets and Writers Magazine” to peruse. I was obviously aware there is a publishing industry since that’s where my beloved … Continue reading Target Audience for a Book on Writing: Me
I’ve read lots of books on writing over the years, but I’ve always read them from a teacher’s perspective ie. how can I use these ideas to help improve my student’s writing? Now that I’ve begun writing, they’ve taken on a whole new meaning. I have to improve my writing?!? I haven’t written much in … Continue reading Just . . . Keep . . . Writing
Earlier this week while my students were working on their final projects, I asked a senior what she was planning on doing after graduation. She explained that she was going to an acting/comedy school. Then she instantly began justifying herself, as if her decision was somehow wrong. When I asked her why she was doing … Continue reading “Any road will get you there.”
I am an avid reader. Literary, historical fiction and fantasy are the books most often found stacked on my bedside table, but when I first started this novel writing project, I set those aside and immersed myself in books on a new genre, "how to write fiction." Those books have been interesting and helpful but … Continue reading Read . . . Reflect . . .Write
During the past two weeks, I have made no progress whatsoever on my novel, so yesterday I decided to celebrate Mother’s day by quilting and continuing to ignore the whole book project. I began cutting and stitching fabric I had pulled a few weeks ago for a new project, but after I had it all … Continue reading My Weekend Epiphany (or “Oh . . . duh!”)
When I had my children, the first one had a name way before he got here; the second one took a little longer. She was here, in our arms, for a few hours before she had a name. Now, I’ve given birth to a slew of characters all of whom need names. Most of them … Continue reading Name Block