The Writing Life

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Category Archives: Protagonists

Some thoughts on The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

I just finished reading The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. In its brief pages, the story comforts me in a way many may find disagreeable. No matter, it is as true … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

219 Words. Friday Morning.

Friday morning. Your move. I know, it may be too much like a science for you. You’re an artist. You act off the cuff; live off the grid. Watch them. … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

I love using my photography for writing prompts…the way it allows me to merge the two creative paths. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, and I promise it … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

June 21, 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

A Spark Ignites: A New Novel & Finding My Writer’s Voice

I stumbled upon my writer’s voice this week. You may assume that if one is a writer, then they must certainly know what their voice is. That couldn’t be further from … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Right Side of Things

Just an update on all things in my world of words… What I’m reading: I continue to alternate going down the list of Pulitzer Prize winners and something from my … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment