Category Archives: Writing

THE END IS NEAR

Yes, it’s true and I thought it would never be here. Like many prisoners, I am actually crossing the days off on the tiny calendar that sits in front of my computer monitor. Will my husband get to return to … Continue reading

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GOT THEM OLE TIME-CHANGE BLUES

Welcome to doing everything in your life an hour before you want to. Even though I’m not a drinker, except for a glass of wine with dinner, I feel like I have a bad hangover today.  And to cap things … Continue reading

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What’s Your Writing Style?

Here I sit in the midst of writing my third book, SNOW ANGEL, my second fiction novel and sequel to FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST.  Trust me, with all the rest of life that takes so much time, this has been … Continue reading

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THE QUAGMIRE THAT’S MY OFFICE

Whew!  Today, at long last, the office is neat and clean for the first time in a long while.  Each time I get it to this point, I swear up and down to myself and God that I will never, never, … Continue reading

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WRITERS AND SUMMER

Apparently, my muse prefers to enjoy the outdoors and other adventures during the summer months and when it comes to writing,  I am rather at a loss for words (so to speak) during these busy days.  This is the time of … Continue reading

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IS YOUR FICTION ACTUALLY FACTUAL????

As writers, we are told write what you know. That’s what most  would do anyway because what else are you going to write about?  However writing what you know appears to create  suspicions  you’ve actually written your secret autobiography and the protagonist is your husband.  I … Continue reading

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BE A WRITER/AUTHOR, IT WILL BE FUN!

Personally, I have a suspicion that everybody secretly looks at published authors and thinks to themselves, “Big deal.  I could write a book, too.” You know what? They probably can because writing a book is comparatively easy. After your book is finished … Continue reading

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