The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Tag Archives: reading groups

Joining a Book Club

a n x i e t y I recently joined a local book club, and while I’m looking forward to the first meeting in a few weeks, I have a … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Twist of Theme

As I turn the pages each month in my writer magazines I receive, I’m always dumbfounded by the number of advertisements for MFA programs. There are days I dream of taking … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short & Sweet…

This week I’m really looking for feedback to a question I’m hoping some of you fiction writers may have asked, and now are willing to pass that wisdom down. Beta … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tuesday’s Turn the Page: “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley

I recently finished reading A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. It had been on my Goodreads list for a while, and I’m glad I finally read it – even if … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

…word slingers wanted

A huge part of the writing life is learning from others. Whether it’s reading fiction, or reading about writing through books, magazines/e-zines or other authors’ blogs, I am excited if … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

…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 … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

…the errors of our way

Every day, more writers are turning to the world of self-publishing. While I understand their tendency to take this route, the result – for me at least – is that … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments