The Story in the Picture…

Some times all I need is a picture to help my imagination run wild…


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Keep Writing!


(So, this is going to be a little talk to myself in blog format. You’re welcome to listen in if you want too, though I warn you that it might get a little interesting! πŸ™‚ )

When you finish writing one book, when the research is done and the edits are complete, what do you do? Yes, publishing it might be the obvious next step. But, as I heard one great author say, take a deep breath, stand up, sit down again, take another deep breath and start another book. I am paraphrasing of course, but it really stuck with me. I think that that statement goes more to the heart of what it means to be a writer.

β€œOkay…” she whispered timidly, completely out of character. Anne-Sophia opened the journal, searching for a particular passage, he presumed. Then she started narrating. β€œβ€˜It was a becoming, it truly was.’”:

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Nature: A Forgotten Friend of the Writer

Colorful autumn in Iceland. This is my beautiful country. If you ever want to see amazing nature then visit Iceland. -saedis Photo by Alexandre Deschaumes:

There are many, many things that can be an inspiration to a writer or an author. And I am sure there are as many things out there that can inspire as there are people who write!

But I have often thought that nature and the physical world around us is a source of forgotten inspiration.

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An Excellent Library…

β€œI declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Goals for this Writing Year


Wow, I can’t believe we are almost 2 weeks into the New Year!

I didn’t mean to fall off of the face of the blog-sphere for that long, but between the holidays, a New Year, getting together with friends and family, juggling work and other commitments, I got to the first week of January feeling like I needed a little vacation from all the joy of the season! Or maybe just to go and take a nap. πŸ™‚

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The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep…

pexels-photo-52553This is one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost that just seems to beautifully encompass the white, silent world of the woods during this time of year. I memorized it as a child and have never forgotten it. What is your favorite winter or holiday poem?

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Staying Healthy As a Writer


Writing, besides being a very quiet, sometimes, lonely career, is also very sedentary.
And that is not the best thing for anyone’s healthy! The last thing I want is to have a
New York Times bestseller, but be in such ill health, I can’t enjoy my success!
Besides my writing, which puts me in front of the computer for several hours, I also work a job that involves lots of spreadsheets, remote customer support and design (aka. more time in front of the computer!)
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