Posts with the Category of: free writing

Jane Austen at QB?

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The popularity of fantasy football has exploded in recent years, exposing football fans to the talents and skills of players beyond their hometown favorites. If you’re not familiar with how it works – participants draft their favorite players from across all teams to create one “dream team” (which then plays against other dream teams each […]

Summer afternoon…

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Summer afternoon – summer afternoon, to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. – Henry James The summer solstice is upon us, and with it the longest day of the year. What will you do with the extra daylight? Why not take your pen and paper outside and […]

Where Are They Now?

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In my recent blog post, I shared many of my favorite things about the great state of Alabama, where I was born and raised. Many famous writers hail from Alabama, including Fannie Flagg, Truman Capote and his childhood friend Harper Lee. Lee’s forthcoming novel, Go Set A Watchman, long thought to be lost, is set […]

Be Inspired!

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Ready to get started on your next writing project, but just need a little nudge? If you’ve been looking for inspiration in all the wrong places, check out this link to 31 Ways To Find Inspiration (thanks to the brilliant folks at Write To Done for this great compilation). My personal favorite is #3 (Overhead […]

Take the 30/30 Challenge

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We know that committing to write every day is an important discipline, but where to find the motivation? Richard Hugo House, a Seattle-based nonprofit has a solution which encourages writing and helps support this haven for writers at the same time. Its 30/30 Writing Challenge asks participants to commit to write 30 minutes a day […]

A Book Is Born!

I am so proud to announce the publication of this new collection! The stories inside this book were literally gathered at the kitchen table, over the course of many of my workshops, through which the stories were honed and refined. They are honest and compelling, if I do say so myself! What is the source […]

Happy Election Day!

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“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones,
not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings…”

Trust Your Instincts

And he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are. – Maurice Sendak The passing of Maurice Sendak this week gave me fresh inspiration to always be true to myself as an artist.  As writers, we must always be willing […]

New Technology: THE BOOK!

Check out this video.  A new invention: THE BOOK! It’s in French, but you’ll understand.  Any thoughts about this innovative invention?Click:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_uaI28LGJk&feature=youtu.be     click:                                              THE BOOK! BONUS:Become a FAN, click “LIKE”  at […]

Keep Positive Energy Flowing into Your Writing

I recently received repeated scathing emails from someone who had their writing edited and reviewed for comments and were not satisfied.. One of their complaints was that there were too many good comments made about their work. I choose to make this a lesson about putting good energy into our writing.  It is easy to […]