JOURNAL WRITING QUOTES QUOTES QUOTES

Journal workshopThese are ideas for those participating in Journal Workshop, Millville Library, but if you are a journal writer any place and need ideas—help yourself. These are ideas and topics I have gleaned over the years as a high school, teacher, then writing instructor and just fellow writer. When I know the source, I will quote it.… Read More »

JOURNAL WORKSHOP And then…..Using one liners as prompts

These are ideas for those participating in Journal Workshop, Millville Library, but if you are a journal writer any place and need ideas—help yourself. These are ideas and topics I have gleaned over the years as a high school, teacher, then writing instructor and just fellow writer. When I know the source, I will quote it. For… Read More »

JOURNAL WORKSHOP Words, words, words

These are ideas for those participating in Journal Workshop, Millville Library, but if you are a journal writer any place and need ideas—help yourself.   These are ideas and topics I have gleaned over the years as a high school, teacher, then writing instructor and just fellow writer. When I know the source, I will quote it.… Read More »

JOURNAL WORKSHOP WRITING RITUALS

These are for those participating in Journal Workshop, Millville Library, but if you are a journal writer any place and need ideas—help yourself.These are ideas and topics I have gleaned over the years as a high school, teacher, then writing instructor and just fellow writer. When I know the source, I will quote it. Writing Rituals.… Read More »

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 stated in other blogs ( 8/27/16 and 9/1/15 ), I am a spring and summer… Read More »

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 in your brain and worrying about the direction of publishing–now. The conference is informative, motivating, invigorating… Read More »

Celebrate Millville’s Writing Community Publishes!

Celebration!   I moderate/teach a local writers’ group.   This week we celebrated two members publishing—one published two short stories in two different anthologies and one self-published her novel. Another member completed her manuscript and a third is having a photography exhibit. Woo-woo.  Picture short blonde doing a happy dance.  The writing group meets at the local… Read More »

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 company and have a unique way of roasting.  I chatted with the two of them—learned… Read More »

Writer’s Vacation-Races, Festivals, and Rangers

Today was a day writers eye candy.  So many places and people to watch and learn. Our day began with Winter’s Harbor’s lobster boat races.  This is not an occurrence in NJ, but this event and the Lobster Festival has been going for 35 years. Lobster boats from up and down the coast compete in… Read More »

Vacations and wonderful bookstores

Vacation time is time to explore—bookstores!    As we travel, I visit as many independent bookstores as is possible Prior to leaving, I Google independent bookstores along the way .  Each bookstore has a personality and atmosphere. I like to browse and see how each differs and what books each offers.  What books are highlighted? … Read More »