Oldsters, The Writing Life, Uncategorized, Writing Groups

Shout out to Critique Groups…

Happy New Year! I can seriously imagine the thousands of people writing their first blog of the year; or maybe even more starting a brand new blog...whether it's to engage current and attract new followers, or simply because like me, they cannot not write. As I sat writing in my journal this morning, of course… Continue reading Shout out to Critique Groups…

Copywriting, The Writing Life

All I Want For Christmas…

Do you have a writer or avid reader in your life that you want to give something special to this holiday season? Or are people asking you what you want and you're not sure what ideas to give them? Below is a small list of gift ideas for the literary love in your life. Accessories:… Continue reading All I Want For Christmas…

The Writing Life

Writing through the holiday season

I’m sure for many writers, the holidays provide the perfect excuse for procrastinating – but I’m here to persuade you to fight that urge! Being at a new job with no seniority and not much vacation time accrued, I don’t have that worry this year – so I’m urging all the writers I know to… Continue reading Writing through the holiday season

The Writing Life

Forms & Fog

Yesterday was the first time I filled out any type of form or application and wrote 'writer' in the space marked occupation. Having been laid off a couple of weeks ago, and actually finishing my last day this past Friday, I am released from calling myself a manager, a supervisor or any other term that… Continue reading Forms & Fog

Writing workshops

…always the student

I spent today in beautiful Sarasota, Fl - about 40 minutes from my home in St. Petersburg - attending a writing workshop led by CNN Senior Copy Editor and novelist John DeDakis. DeDakis has been with CNN for years, and currently works on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. He's also the author of two… Continue reading …always the student