Daily Post Writing 101: 20-Minute Stream of Consciousness — ‘Birth of a Hero’

I’m a big fan of writing exercises, but I haven’t actually put myself through any in quite a while, so when the Daily Post started off this new term of Writing 101 with a 20-minute exercise, I decided I should go for it. Here’s their instructions: “To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind.Continue reading “Daily Post Writing 101: 20-Minute Stream of Consciousness — ‘Birth of a Hero’”

Share Your World – 2014 – Week 36

Visit Cee’s blog to get involved and share  your own world as well. Question # 1:  Do you prefer reading coffee table books, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational? Oh-oh.  This is a hard one because I just enjoy reading so much that I can’t really choose. I love them all — truly. But since my lifeContinue reading “Share Your World – 2014 – Week 36”

I Guess I’m Just a Book Club Dropout

People often ask me what I like to read, but almost no one asks me what I do not like to read. I wonder why? Well … of course, I know why. They just aren’t interested in what I don’t like to read, and I don’t blame them. I’m not interested either. However, today IContinue reading “I Guess I’m Just a Book Club Dropout”

You Say You Want To Be A Writer?

You say you want to be a writer? Then START WRITING! Mystery author Agatha Christie once said, “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that statement. You know, you don’t have to live a weird life — or even a particularly exciting lifeContinue reading “You Say You Want To Be A Writer?”

Friday Fictioneers – 4/30/13 — ‘Entrusted’

Time for Friday Fictioneers again, and this week’s prompt comes from a photo by Claire Fuller.  My story is below the picture. When I do a word count, my computer counts my ellipses marks as words, but the actual word count is exactly 100.  I’m going with that. ENTRUSTED “Oh, Donovan! Am I dreaming?” “No,Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 4/30/13 — ‘Entrusted’”

‘Read’ Me A Story

“Will you read me a story?” Just how many times I asked that question of parents and grandparents during my growing-up years I’ll never know. But ask it I did, because I loved stories. In fact, I loved the whole idea of someone being able to pick up a book of pages filled with letters,Continue reading “‘Read’ Me A Story”

“Read” Me A Story

“Will you read me a story?” Just how many times I asked that question of parents and grandparents during my growing-up years I’ll never know. But ask it I did, because I loved stories. In fact, I loved the whole idea of someone being able to pick up a book of pages filled with letters,Continue reading ““Read” Me A Story”