I’ve been thinking a lot lately about mental states—especially for writers.
I don’t just mean in the current divisive, angry atmosphere that seems to have taken over so much of our world events, politics, even snarky neighbor exchanges on NextDoor—although that’s certainly corrosive and omnipresent enough.… Read the post
Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a theory about what each human needs. The hierarchy, shown below as a five-tier pyramid, attempts to explain the connection between our basic human needs and our motivation.
But we are writers. Our needs might differ a bit from the average human.… Read the post
Ten years ago I was newly married, living in a new city, sans kids, and alone a LOT as the hubs was starting a new business. My community existed of my husband, a betta fish named Albie, and a hyper puppy named Trogdor the Burninator.… Read the post
I recently learned that Sisters in Crime, a mystery author organization, plans to launch a new chapter in the Houston area where I live. It's pretty shocking that the fourth largest city in the United States hasn't had a chapter before, but it's finally coming and will be a welcome development for mystery writers in our area.… Read the post