She’s in her twenties Wanting to write well and right Earnest, scared, smiling Earlier this week, I participated in the monthly Author Toolbox Blog Hop organized by Raimey Gallant. This was my fourth time participating and, as always, it was a great deal of fun, in the writing, sharing, and reading the work of… Continue reading Notes to a Young Writer #1
Try another way: Happy, healthy, loved, loving The simplest, hard thing I want to be a dog in my next life. How wonderful to race into ocean, chase the tennis ball again and again, filthy and stinking with sand muck? Delicious food in my bowl, friends to sniff and play, deer to chase? I… Continue reading Another Road, Taken
The unopened box Awaits the reveal, the joy, Time of touching heart. My gift-giving style is Impulsive Giver, a person who cannot be trusted to keep a secret, to stash away gifts in advance (and remember where I put them). When I discover something magically specific for someone, I must give it to them… Continue reading Gift, Unopened
What’s it gonna be: Leave range to play the true game? Stay yearning rookie? Picture the scene: B movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Black and white. Noirish dark, clever staging, meaningful shadow. Shifty character approaches hero, unties trench coat, reveals bewildering array of jewelry. That’s how it can feel when you declare… Continue reading Writing Inside Out (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)
It was the 1980s. New York. Marketing department in a huge, powerful corporation. Our boss was a confused — and confusing person. She claimed credit for our best ideas, badmouthed us to senior management, and spent days behind closed doors doing who knows what until she would bolt out, rage at her nearest direct report (unfortunately usually… Continue reading Pigs Are Flying!
White dog poised. Cars stop. Dog crosses with great purpose Walk must be finished. He asked for it. I got to come along as his necessary companion, attaching the leash and tossing the treat once offered years ago to coax a reluctant puppy to take a long walk, that memory so cherished that it… Continue reading Bring a Dog Along…
Welcome, little ones Inklings of new ideas Sparkle into life Daily blogging has thrown open the floodgates. New ideas and fresh wonders appear, multiply, and then charge off into different directions. It’s alchemy at its best, creative and fun and entertaining elements being made out of the simplest observation. The very best thing is… Continue reading Plot Bunny Sanctuary