Echoes of the Silent Response

Thought for the week:  When seeking support, accept surprises, avoid obstacles and don’t always discount strangers. Aside from other writers, I seek support and opinions on my writing from family, friends and acquaintances.  Interestingly, some of the most reliable feedback comes from acquaintances, not from my nearest and dearest.  Why?   I suspect the people whoContinue reading “Echoes of the Silent Response”

School Supply Savings

While chatting with a friend-R about the rising cost of everything, she mentioned she had just spent over one hundred dollars on school supplies, just for the basics like crayons and pencils. R also remarked that she recycled some of last year’s composition books by ripping out the used pages. It started me thinking. HowContinue reading “School Supply Savings”

Maintaining Momentum

Thought for the week: We all spend time in the writing ditch; how you get out of it is up to you. In the midst of writing and re-writing my first novel, “Seeing Scarlet”, a second novel materialized. Initially, I denied it time and energy due to WOCD, writer’s obsessive compulsion disorder, refusing to writeContinue reading “Maintaining Momentum”

Writers Group Therapy

Thought for the week: If you can’t take the heat, stay away from the fire pit. As an aspiring writer, I subscribe to various trade publications, my favorite being Writers Digest Magazine. The magazine offers solid advice, contest opportunities, author interviews and inspiration among other things. One piece of valuable advice I garnered from WDContinue reading “Writers Group Therapy”

The Starting Line

Thought for the week:   If I freeze at the start, I will surely never finish. I write for sanity, but I run for fitness.  I seem to lack coordination for any other form of exercise.  I have tried group exercise classes, perhaps you have seen my kind, the one capsizing in the warrior pose, knockingContinue reading “The Starting Line”

Becoming a Real Writer

Thought for the week:  Dream bigger, what do you have to lose? Like many of you, I have been thinking about writing a blog for a long time.  Thinking about writing anything and not doing it is pointless because your ideas only become something when you put them down on paper or onto a computerContinue reading “Becoming a Real Writer”

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