Family, Fiction, Inspiration, Music, Writing

Oh, the places I go when I’m not writing

I had a blast this past Saturday night and you’ll never guess where. Neither you nor I could have expected me to say I went to an AC/DC tribute band concert, but that's exactly what I did. I didn’t go as a closet AC/DC fan. I didn’t just happen to drop in. I didn’t do… Continue reading Oh, the places I go when I’m not writing

Block, Family, Fiction, Life, Music, Real Life, Short story, Words, Writing

Crank up the cello and listen for the words!

A sick seven-year-old has graced me with her full-day presence the past two days. Now, I’m behind on all things computer based, including email. I’m not complaining about the time spent with my little prolific reader. She’s amazing. (That's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.) Of course, since I had no time to write during… Continue reading Crank up the cello and listen for the words!

Music, Musings, Real Life, Reflections

Breath of Heaven

Presenting a public persona is a tricky business. I am a writer; this is a writer's blog and, as such, I've chosen not to discuss politics or religion here. Today's post is not meant to be a statement of my faith in any organized religion because I subscribe to none. However, this is a season… Continue reading Breath of Heaven

Imagination, Inspiration, Music, Words, Writing

Seeing the music

I sometimes forget to view song lyrics as writing—stupid, I know. This morning I had a nearly ninety-minute “commute.” By that, I mean I drove my husband to work, my granddaughter back to her house, and then drove myself back home. On my return trip, I plugged in my iPod and listened to Suzanne Vega’s… Continue reading Seeing the music

Creativity Workshop, Goals, Music, Poetry, Writing

Leave Your Sleep … and write a poem

In perfect timing for my Creativity Workshop goal this week, I’ve been listening to Natalie Merchant’s newest recording Leave Your Sleep. I have to thank Cynthia Newberry Martin’s lovely post on this 2-cd with accompanying 80-page book for incentive to purchase this. Natalie’s latest work was seven years in the making. Inspired by poems she… Continue reading Leave Your Sleep … and write a poem