I've been writing for twenty-five years. I started when an English-teacher friend suggested I write down the story that I thought about every night before I fell asleep. As a math teacher, I had no intention of writing a book, but I'd finished my first one, a medieval kind-of-fantasy-for-sure romance in only nine months, while working two jobs.… Read the post
Because I've got the October 2 blog date, I get to say Happy Birthday to my mother here. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Thanks for indulging me. And for finding today's target word twice in the first sentence. "Get" and it's multi-tense derivative "got" could be nominated for one of the words everyone, not just writers, uses loosely for coming into possession of.… Read the post
I looked it up. This blog was born in April of 2010, when our critique group sat in Charla Rae’s office and came up with the crazy idea of a blog to help writers improve their craft and not feel so alone, working in solitude.… Read the post
Years ago, when I attended the UCI Summer Writing Institute,
I learned about golden lines. These are the lines you go
back and highlight after taking notes in a class or workshop or in a great
book.… Read the post