April is National Poetry Month! I’ll be honest. Poetry is not my favorite form of writing. I learned the basics in school and dutifully analyzed the poems that we were assigned, but I did not develop an interest in writing or studying poetry beyond that. I was never fascinated by the likes of Walt Whitman … Continue reading
Like my B post, this one’s also about a television show. Apparently I watched a lot of TV as a kid, which is interesting because I don’t watch too much today. In fact, I actually have a very low tolerance for most of the crap that they try to pass off as entertainment these days. … Continue reading
Welcome to Day 2 of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Day 1 is HERE. This year we chose the loose theme of entertainment and media, and (for me, at least) it started turning into a list of obscure or favorite shows, movies, et cetera, usually from the 1980s. Lynn and I are children of … Continue reading
I don’t “do” New Year Resolutions. I have almost always failed at them, and frankly, I don’t need to add to my list of shortcomings. My one “resolution”, if you want to call it that, I mentioned in my comment on Katie’s New Year post: Do Better. I’ve been in a slump, professionally and personally, … Continue reading
I should’ve been working on that other blog post. Or on my novel. Or on my memoir. Instead, I spent five hours cleaning up and organizing files on my laptop. (I did find some true gems: essays I’d forgotten I’d written, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo story from a couple of years ago that was actually … Continue reading
As a world-class Procrastinator, I can find the most creative ways to avoid getting my business done. I have spent the past few months trying to break this habit, as I’ve mentioned before, and I can honestly say I am getting better. Still… the lure of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and a few other daily stops … Continue reading
Stop whatever you’re doing and read this list: What Is Your Summer Manifesto? Here’s My Top 10 It’s by Vera Sweeney, who blogs over at Lady and the Blog (among other places). I first “met” Vera on The Mom Pack, when I used to have my own online business, and I’ve been following her blogs … Continue reading
I love poetry and I love to write. You would think the combination would make me a decent poet. But you would be wrong. Dead wrong. The fact is, I stink at poetry. Sure, I can pen a few schmaltzy lines for my beloved on special occasions, and I don’t think they’re terrible. They come … Continue reading
In keeping with the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, today’s “F” is for our weekly “Five on Friday”. This week, it’s our five favorite writing books for established and aspiring writers alike. Bird by Bird. This classic memoir on writing by Anne Lamott must be on every writer’s bookshelf. It’s inspirational, self-deprecating, and provides not only a loose … Continue reading
Today’s Five on Friday list will be short and sweet because, honestly, I have a lot to do today. In addition to my usual Friday tasks–writing, running errands, driving my kid to and from school, etc.–I’m preparing to take part in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Last I checked, there were 1,400 bloggers signed … Continue reading
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