The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Reader’s Mail

Recently a reader asked me why I chose to write about a group of characters who are more than twenty years older than myself in my novel, Oldsters? “What convinced … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Plunging, not Dipping into Your Writing World

I was looking back at my last couple of posts today and see that a month ago, I had noted crossing the 22,000 word count on my new novel, The … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Taking a Page from the Past

I’ve always loved reading about the writers of the past, especially the relationships they had. It seemed that gender and age was of little importance in these bonds. And often … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Act Two & A Red Herring?

I just crossed the 22,000 word count on The Year of Gwendolyn Presley Flowers. Not at all where it should be, but that’s only because there were a few months … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Planner or Pantser?

Depends on the medium. I will always be a planner when it comes to my novels, and unfortunately I have no wiggle room in this belief. I usually hate when people … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s that rash? Oh, you’re writing a synopsis…

It’s been a while…In my writing world, I’m currently consumed with writing a one-page synopsis for The Year of Gwendolyn Presley Flowers. I have a May 1st deadline to submit … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Facebook Snob

If you’re a writer, hopefully you’re someone who feels comfortable being on your own much of the time. No matter what relationships or other tasks you may be engaged in, … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment