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 […]

Novel Writing

“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.” ~Flannery O’Connor From Goodreads ― Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: […]

Writing Tip of the Day: Cause and Effect

Stories that move forward smoothly keep the reader reading! Cause and effect writing keep the pace. So which below is better writing? Terrified, he ran to the police station. He knew that a crime was about to happen. A crime was about to happen. Terrified, he ran to the police station. Which is cause and […]

One Key to Better Writing

For Christmas, my husband surprised me with an AlphaSmart 3000; basically a typewriter with memory~ He got it used (included a USB cable to download work to a printer or computer) on Ebay- for $29.00 . Suffice it to say, writing is more prolific when there are no internet distractions with all those articles, Facebook scrollings, and […]