“This is Going to be Another Wasted College Writing Class.” I was Wrong.

  In my last semester of college, on the first day of my poetry class, I watched curiously for my new poetry professor. He came through the door maneuvering on crutches; his legs were bent and his knees turned in as he made his way to his desk at the front of the room under […]

Has life gotten in the way? Writers beware…

De-clutter all that keeps you from fulfilling your true and good purpose. It’s a reminder to seek who you are, banish all that prevents you from being your true best self! Some think being themselves gives them an excuse to go out and be crazy: that ‘being themselves’ means they give in to every feral inkling- […]

Was it theft, or acceptable creative borrowing?

Many years ago, I watched one of those court shows. In it, a girl in her teens was suing an established author. I believe the girl had won a contest (sponsored perhaps by the author) and won mentoring from this lady author. The girl sued the author because the author ended up writing the exact […]

Inspiration: Advice from the Beatles

I once read an article about the Beatles- an interview with Paul McCartney. He said that at first when they were starting out, their songwriting wasn’t very good. But because they loved it, they stayed with it. After awhile they became quite good at songwriting! (Ya think?) When the Beatles were at their height of popularity, […]

Do you feel like a chicken whose lost its head?

Do you feel like a chicken whose lost its head somewhere over the past year and found it again over Christmas vacation? And having found it, you placed it firmly on your neck and started writing again? That’s funny- same think just happened to me. And I want to keep that head firmly planted this time. 2 weeks of […]

My Favorite Quote of the Day~

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead…”  Oscar Wilde ~But how would one do that, some may ask: Effort, practice, study, and determined will are the answer- It starts with the very little things: a service, a kindness, a prayer, a good deed, […]