The Writing Life

…a literary journey

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Doing the Leg Work

Speaking of her writing process, author Jacquelyn Mitchard said, “I do a great deal of research. I don’t want anyone to say, ‘That could not have happened.’” I imagine most writers … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Oldsters”: An Update

Still working on the first draft of my novel, Oldsters. I’m at chapter eight, and while I’m not pleased with the speed of my progress, I am pleased at the way … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

…sum it up

“What’s your book about?” “What inspired you to write about (insert topic)?” Those are the common questions anyone who is writing a book gets. I’ll take the second one first. … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

…oldsters: chapter 2

When last we left, Eddie seemed to be intrigued by Lila’s move into the Avalon Independent Living facility, while Lila is dispirited at her current situation. Below is Chapter 2, which provides … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

…knock on wood

You know how every once in a great while…after weeks or months of  L I F E just getting in the way, you look around and realize that right now, in … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 2 Comments