Category Archives: Writing Life

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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“A blank page is an ocean of possibilities.” Lisa Wingate

“A blank page is an ocean of possibilities.” Lisa Windgate The blank page sometimes beckons with a wave of the hand. Come accompany me today. Let’s see how we can fill up these pages with adventure, intrigue, love, learning, grief, … Continue reading

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Anticipation: JeRoWriMo

ANTICIPATION Every February, NJRW hosts JeRoWriMo or Jersey Romance Writing Month. The goal is to write 30.000 words in the month of February. All the participants are connected on a Yahoo loop so we can comment, encourage and exchange ideas. … Continue reading

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Main Vacation- Maine

Vacation time.  A time to decompress, reflect and enjoy.  This one is a special one. Our rental house overlooks Chandler Bay  in Jonesport, Maine.  Each morning, we watch lobster boats in the ocean, birds diving for food and enjoy the … Continue reading

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