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posted on: Sep 10 2018

Is Social Media Changing How We Write?

originally published in Writer's Digest   We’ve all heard it said that readers have increasingly short attention spans. Spending time with a print medium isn’t as engaging as watching things move or interacting with content on a screen. Does this mean that we should write stories that...

posted on: Jun 10 2015

Keeping The Flame Lit

originally published in Women Writers, Women's Book June 4, 2015  Writing is hard work. We all know that, right? We take an idea, move it along, push it this way, that way, leave it alone, return to it, and sometimes scratch it altogether. Once we’ve got...

posted on: Jun 02 2015

Why I Write – Lawrence Parlier

I'm always inspired by how other writers find their way. I asked my friend and colleague, Lawrence Parlier, to share his story with me. Lawrence's debut novel, Sierra Court Blues, was published in 2013. Read my review here.       Why I Write (Or the unintended consequence of loquaciousness)   I’ve...

What Writing Means To You

Yesterday I posted a request on Twitter. I asked followers to tell me, in fewer than fifty words, what writing meant to them. I was to choose the "best," and post it here, on my blog. This morning, I found four responses, all lovely, all heartfelt,...

posted on: Nov 30 2014

What It Takes

  Virginia Wolff is famous for having said that to be a woman and a writer, one needed a room of one’s own and five hundred pounds a year. In essence, she was advocating for space and time. Of course she was correct. Of course these...

posted on: Aug 11 2014

When The Line Becomes A Circle – A Writer’s Story

In my new novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost, one of the main protagonists (there are four) reflects that “time was a loop, from now to then and back again.”  Freddie, who changed her name at age twenty-one, and moved Heaven and earth to...