A Thought Provoking Read

October 9, 2020 | Review of the book "Necessary Lies".

I don’t often give any book a five-star review, but this book makes the grade. A lot of things have to be present for me to give a book five stars, and Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain has ticked all the boxes.

Keep Going

May 21, 2019 | The growth we achieve as we work to attain our goals is in many ways worth more than the goal itself.

I heard Savanah Gutherie’s commencement speech this morning as replayed on the Today show, and it was excellent. Her words not only apply to the 2019 grads she was addressing, but they resonate with all of us. I especially feel her words in my own zig-zagged path to being a writer and getting published.

Facing Fear

August 23, 2018 | Fear as inspiration instead of a roadblock.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve updated/posted a message on this blog, but I have a message I want to share that I believe will be helpful in some way to many people. It’s not a new message by any means, but one that is worth repeating.

Schedule Time to Write

September 15, 2017 | Make time to write by putting it on your calendar. Easy challenge.

Many of us are schedulers, meaning we have a daily planner and we use it. We jot down every appointment, meeting, grocery shopping trip and more. So why not schedule our writing time on the calendar or planner? I can almost hear you saying, “Yeah, good question. Why not?”

A Journey Through Self-Doubt

March 1, 2017 | Never giving up means taking the pain with the glory.

I am participating in the Writing Contest: You Deserve to be Inspired. Hosted by Positive Writer.

How to Destroy Writers Block

January 26, 2017 | How to write when you aren't in the mood to write.

Every writer experiences those days (or weeks) when we just can’t seem to write, or at least we can’t seem to write anything “substantial”. Technically speaking, we can always write, put words to paper. It’s writing what we want that doesn’t always come easily, or sometimes at all.