Category Archives: Writing Life

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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Water, water everywhere–I hope!

WATER Currently, I am reading Blue Mind: The Science That Shows how Being Near In On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier More Connected and Better At What You Do. Certainly, the subtitle alone would catch my attention. … 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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Home–What image comes to mind?

HOME My women’s fiction novel, Levels of Truth, begins with the simple word, “Home.” A very emotive word, which often generates images and memories. What picture first enters your mind? Although I have lived most of my adult life in New … Continue reading

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Writers Toolbox: Taste

“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 OBSERVATION: TASTE    Using taste as a descriptor can be challenging. If your … 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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Happy St. Patrick’s day. Celebrate with an Irish Romance

Happy St Patrick’s Day—a day we all celebrate being a little Irish whether we are or not. Although my husband’s ancestory is Irish which means my children can also claim that heritage, I am not. My ancestors on both sides … Continue reading

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Writing rituals

Writers have rituals of creating the right frame of mind before putting any words on a page. Writers are known for their craziness. To prove that point, a few examples:  Jack Kerouac touched the ground nine times before writing. Steinbeck … Continue reading

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View from the Boot: A Writer’s View

I am still sitting in my recliner with my boot serving as my anchor. I completed NJRW challenge.  I wrote over 35,000 words in a month.  It certainly helped passed the time and became a very productive time. NJRW has … Continue reading

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View from the boot: A Writer’s view

VIEW FROM THE BOOT 1 I am ensconced in a leather loveseat, which also is a double recliner. My foot, wrapped in a heavy,ugly black boot, is propped up on pillows so is “above my heart” Here I will sit … Continue reading

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