Summer Reading List

Call me weird, but I get excited when my daughter brings home her summer reading list. I can't wait to see which books the teachers selected. And I feel a certain vindication when one of my favorites makes the cut. I'm always tempted to read one of the books on the list as a way … Continue reading Summer Reading List

Five Ways to Refresh Your Writing

Nothing kills creativity like being stuck in a writing rut. Circling around the same old tired topics make writing flat and uninspiring. And if you’re like me, you find yourself avoiding your writing time. The kitchen has to be cleaned. The dogs fed. Facebook checked. But there are five ways you can breath new life … Continue reading Five Ways to Refresh Your Writing

Memories

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. It tends to happen when a loved one dies. Conversations and experiences resurfaced in such vivid details that the writer in me wanted to sit down and mine those memories for material for my writing. But I couldn’t. There were too many other things going … Continue reading Memories