Toolbox – Memo App

Every once in awhile something comes along that just rocks your world. A piece of technology making writing easier. Today’s blog is being brought to you by my voice to text Memo app and I’m loving it. Not since GPS have I been this excited for software. A gentleman in my critique class is legally […]

Saddle up cowboy, it’s time to ride

Happy birthday to one of my favorite writers —  Louis Lamour.  Whose book of the month club during my twenties was an expense I could hardly afford but was worth every dime. His love of the language, history, and good story telling impacts me to this day. His memoir Education of a Wandering Man is […]

Sunday Smackdown 3/10/2019

Had a most excellent week with my writing.  I submitted some queries and received positive response (Boom!).  I got my business cards on order (which I discovered a couple of times would have been helpful this week). Signed up for an intensive April writing experience (which I am really looking forward to).   And did […]


I have a photo above my desk of a hockey goalie protecting the net.  He is there to remind me that there are obstacles to getting published. He reminds me that it takes a team of people to get published. He reminds me that you have to skate up and down that ice, that it […]

Rule #2 Writers write. Writers read.

It’s too bad writing isn’t more like karate. You would receive a new color belt as you master:  grammar, punctuation, voice, tenses, settings, plot, theme, structure, and so on. When you run into a fellow writer on the street you then could square off with trash talk from a bad kung fu movie, “your words […]