Best night of the week – writers group

Thursdays are special. My writing friends take me to their worlds. We might spend time with a bounty hunter in Las Vegas or look over the shoulder of a small town Kansas cop. We are in the future – a bleak one – in the Pacific Northwest. We relive the turbulent ’60s in the South. Or…

Thursday Walks…

Most of us are still struggling to get through cold, snow, and flooding rains washing away roads (a nod to my friend Jaime in Kentucky – stay safe). So let’s walk through the flowers in this garden near Palm Springs, California, and dream of spring and warmer weather. BLOG HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK This will…

Capturing those moments…

Song lyrics. Wow. I admire individuals who can capture an image or a moment in time in the lyrics of a song. We novel writers are warned to watch verbosity, watch the flowery prose and, as my writers group reminds me at least a few times a year, watch the cliches. Can we say it…

Thursday’s walk…

All right. How did Thursday slip up on me so quickly? Do you have weeks where you think Monday came too early and stayed too long? Then all of a sudden, it’s almost Friday! That seems to happen to me all the time. So where shall we walk this week? Hm… how about Edinburgh? It’s…

finding the creative juices

A post from Warrior Muse about Teaser Tuesdays reminded me of memes that always pop up on Facebook: Grab a book you are currently reading Open to a find a random page Write the first sentence on that page ProfHacker mentioned a similar strategy, using this as an exercise to get your own creative juices going…

on inspiration…

Palm trees. Oaks dripping with Spanish moss. The Lady & Sons. Fried green tomatoes. Shelley’s cooking. Southern hospitality. I just returned from a short vacation in Savannah, Georgia. I would love to have stayed there to soak in the atmosphere. Be inspired by the look and feel of the place. It’s a perfect place for…