Many of you serious writers work a day job and/or have small children or others in your care or are active in social, political, or religious organizations. You've learned to make excellent use of the few hours a week you have for practicing your craft. No doubt you're prone to daydreaming, but even when you're… Continue reading Can you have too much time to write?
Strawberries and Sandals
It’s that lovely time of year when strawberries are ripe. Until I moved to the San Joaquin Valley of California, I’d never had such delicious—or huge—ones. I try to stop at the field stands a few times during each season. And then I make sweetened shortcake and whipped cream and we have a meal of… Continue reading Strawberries and Sandals
The first rule of blogging
A week ago, I wrote a post titled Writing without writing, which is possible to do, but is it possible to blog without blogging? I’ll answer that question. The first rule of blogging is—you have to blog! You have to write something. Words, if possible. If you’re keeping track, (humor me) you know I’m not… Continue reading The first rule of blogging
A Thumb Tale
Once upon a time, a right thumb decided to balk at opposition. When forced to do so, it screamed in protest. Because management kept forgetting that, said thumb caused the loss of a steaming mug of tea as well as a mishap with a cool glass of Riesling.
A dialogue with my inner critic
We all have inner critics. Some manage them better than others do. All too often, I tremble under the tyranny of mine. She’s not cute and harmless. Not at all. Think She Devil, like this: