Music and Writing–It's All About "Hearing"

I love reading. What excitement fills young readers when they can point to a word and actually read it. Children learn to speak before learning to read. Our ears and our tongues are uniquely tuned to each other. We hear, … Continue reading

Slooooooow Writing

I’ve decided there is no way around my being a Dean Koontz kind of writer. Dean edits as he writes. He never leaves a page until he is certain it is exactly the way he wants it. Likewise, I find myself … Continue reading

Breaking Through the Plateau

On my weight loss journey, the hardest thing I’ve done so far is stick with the plan while on a four-week plateau. Though the experts say plateaus happen and are to be expected, discouragement is difficult to conquer. I’ve been … Continue reading

Muddling Through The Middle

The middle of the book can be a fun experience or a stressful experience. Many times a writer will reach the middle and have no idea where to go next. Sometimes these stories remain unfinished as the writer goes on … Continue reading

Deck Writing

I’m sitting on our screened in deck watching the breeze move the leaves, while the sun reflects off the pond. What a gorgeous day! Perfect for stimulating the senses and activating the creative side of my brain. Just had to … Continue reading