Writer's Block. We've all heard of it and every writer has cried its hard knuckled claim on his or her writerly brain from time to time. Since November 2014, I have written two full length novels. One is published, and one is waiting to be published (waiting patiently...New Jersey-driver-on-the-Turnpike patiently....). While writing my second novel, … Continue reading The Big Writerly Lie
I was reading today about an older gentleman who, 35 years ago, was told that he had 6 weeks to live. Then he learned that dodged something serious and got a second chance. And he made the best of it. He lived, and is still living, his life to the fullest, having received the darkest … Continue reading Second Chances
#WWWBlogs #writingwednesdayDuring Easter Weekend, my daughter home visiting from college asked me, "Why didn't you use dad's name as your name for writing your book?" She wanted to know why I used my maiden name as my author name instead of my married name.It is difficult as a woman to know what to do about the … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
#writingwednesday #WWWBlogs #inspirationWriting a hero is easy to me. We are a society based in hero worship, always looking for a hero to save us. Whether it be in politics, sports, cultural, social, fictional heroes, our entire society is based on some kind of hero worship.When you choose a grocery store, what do advertizers use … Continue reading Hero Worship
#writingwednesday #WWWBlogsWhen I told an established novelist, screenplay writer and Pulitzer Prize journalist of my intention to finish my first novel, he asked me when I came up with my story. I told him that I had the idea for my book at least twenty plus years ago, but every time I started it, I … Continue reading Writing Real in Fiction