Category Archives: Getting writing experience

Goodbye Roses Hello Fall Leaves

The party’s over….(This is a very old song. Couples usually shuffled together on a dance floor at the end of a party—I chaperoned many proms.)   Summer is slowly fading into falling leaves, endless acorns and cooler weather. As I have … Continue reading

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New Jersey Romance Writers Conference

I recently returned from New Jersey Romance Writers annual conference.  It is a weekend, I look forward to and return feeling rejuvenated and   about writing.  Spending a weekend with others who speak your language, have characters and scenes rattling around … Continue reading

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Writer’s Journey- Passion and Creativity Abound

Today we ventured to Deer Isle and Stonington.  My former editor, Mary Murray, had taken us there once and we have wanted to return.  Scenery is stunning. We did walk around Stonington.  Two women run a coffee roasting and brewing … Continue reading

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Writer’s Vacation–Kayaking and Reflection in Maine

We have been kayaking daily if weather permits.  I can’t say this adds to my collection of people jobs or reactions.  But kayaking is both great exercise and relaxing. Both are good for the writer’s health.  Taking care of yourself—de-stressing … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Vacation-Maine observations

A writer’s vacation – Maine observations and story ideas Practice what you preach… In Writer’s Vacation blog (08/04), I stressed a vacation is an opportunity to store images, ideas and human behaviors to use in current or future stories.   Here … Continue reading

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Writer’s Vacation

Vacations are time to refresh, recharge and renew ideas especially if it includes getting away from regular schedule and familiar spot.  Open your creative vision to new experiences. Vacations are great for new perspectives and gathering plethora of material to … Continue reading

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WIP-Writer in Pursuit…of a dream. AGENT SEARCH

WIP Writer in Pursuit—of a dream: THE AGENT Part of my pursuit involves finding the right agent. That is a journey all in itself. So why an agent now? My first two romance novels and my children’s books were published … Continue reading

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Gardening and Writing

“The fair weather gardener, who shall do nothing except when the wind and weather are favorable, will never master his craft.” Gardening takes persistent and patience and a willingness to get your hands and fingers dirty as you dig in … Continue reading

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I AM A GARDENER–and a writer

I love digging and playing in the dirt. It has always been a way to relax and has provided me with time to mull over my story conflicts and character development.My love for gardening was planted by my father. As … Continue reading

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Writer’s Toolbox: Observation: SOUND

OBSERVATION “A writer needs three things: experiences, observation and imagination, any two of which, at times, any one of which, can supply the lack of others.” William Faulkner Life is the artist’s palette. Everything is material for a writer. Use … Continue reading

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