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How to Write Email that People Will Read

If you work in an office, you’ve probably felt overwhelmed by your email at one time or another.

The results of a recent survey by… 437 more words

The Written Word

The written word #15

…We are too kind, too willing, too unwilling too, reaching out blinding with a grasping hand but not knowing how to ask for what we don’t even know we want.

Carol Shields in Small Ceremonies


Poem: Poems Don't Pay Bills

Acrylic paint and pen and ink
Only solace now
Not that it makes the day brighter
Or my future clearer
Nothing changes
Except perspective

Some winters never end… 146 more words


Getting readers engaged with your characters, part I

At the 2014 Rainforest Writer’s Retreat, I was lucky enough to meet Diana Pharaoh Francis. In addition to just generally being a great addition to the retreat, Diana gave us two informative presentations about writing. 447 more words

Moderately Uncategorized Gabbing

Time Flies (Except When It Runs Out): Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

Following The Truth in the fantastic Discworld series is Thief of Time, a curious tale of timekeeping, artificial humans, and some very cool monks. Oh, and the Apocalypse (mustn’t forget that either). 504 more words

The Written Word

Poem: Skateboard Kid With Cigarette

Skateboard kid with cigarette
Weaving down the street
Deftly avoiding potholes
Balanced on two feet
Shoes are just as dusty
As the mud that’s in the gutter… 44 more words



This time of year smells wonderful. The fragrance of blossoming trees hits my face as I walk outside to check my small city garden. We get a few days of sunshine that allow the hostas to unfurl and the magnolias to show off. 397 more words