“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 […]

Was it theft, or acceptable creative borrowing?

Many years ago, I watched one of those court shows. In it, a young 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 […]

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 […]

If I Write:

Academia:  “Write of roses, daffodils, and violets, White linen, drownings, and yellow-wallpaper creeping madness” If I write: This artist will write of your painted rainbow mists– Blue mornings, pink horizons, and golden oceans! If I write: This gray moth will write of Your stained-glass-monarch-butterfly universe! If I write: This traveler will write of worlds that collide The Pacific and […]