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(Post) NaNoWriMo 2017 Pantster Prompt #45

Feel free to reorganize, use all or some as you please. Remember this is just to spark inspiration to get you going. 165 more words

Creative Writing

The importance of time

One of the things that drives my wife crazy about my writing is time. Not that I spend time doing it (she gets that part…”). Sometimes it’s not even really about how much time I spend writing. 930 more words

Installment Plan Poetry Marathon, Week 50

You may be familiar with my Poetry Marathons – I’ve done them since January, 2015. I take a week, several times a year, and devote it to poetry – writing, editing, all poetry-related activities.

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Looking Back

In 2016, I made a respectable amount of money as a writer. I really wanted to make more this year. Instead, I’ve made virtually none. I felt like a failure, until I saved my “Priorities for 2017” as “Accomplishments for 2017” and edited it to reflect what actually got done this year: 564 more words


The Rookie Stage

Chapter One of my first Cozy Mystery continues to stumble along.

Oh, progress is being made daily but there is nothing graceful about it.

Picture me as a toddler in the rookie stage of standing up unassisted… all grim determination and unwieldy extremities spending an inordinate amount of time on a bruised butt. 23 more words


Winter is here, it's cold but things are staying hot in here

It’s NaNo day +14.    There’s good and bad news, but the good news outweighs the bad because the bad isn’t that bad really.

I’m not finished my first draft. 448 more words


Life Before Fabric Softener (a memoir) | 2

The second entry in my to-be written memoir (v.3)—that starts 20 years ago as I was making plans to move to the south of France, looking after my parents’ house in Pennsylvania. 1,018 more words