Category Archives: Writing

The icky little spider – a song parody

The icky little spider – a song parody by yours truly… “I don’t like spiders, man, just because they are sneaky – they just really scare me. They are hairy – ugh.” – Tom Holland The icky little spider The … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened… how I survived my most embarrassing moment

A funny thing happened… my most embarrassing moment. Ever. I learned to really appreciate this quote: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Ah, yes. The famous quote. By this standard, I am Wonder Woman. I’d like … Continue reading

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The top ten symptoms of “Erma-titis”

“Erma-titis.” I’ve got it. Bad. It’s a total self-diagnosis. A few hundred people get it around this time of April, about every two years. “I really can’t tell that you are excited…” – My husband From the moment I started … Continue reading

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Journaling – A beautiful and productive way to start the New Year

“I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.” -Judy Collins On the first weekend of the New Year, … Continue reading

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Making Amalfi paper traveling through Italy

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth Paper – a trade tool most every writer has used. Sometimes we curse it, when it is blank due to writer’s block. Other times, we crumple or shred the … Continue reading

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True confessions: Author anxiety and public events

Author anxiety and public events. The struggle is real. Whether you have a book signing, a speech or other public venue scheduled on your calendar, have a laugh and do as I say, not as I do did.  Over the years, … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Blogging over 50

A few months ago, I responded to a request from Katherine at KatherinesCorner.com,  as she was looking for women bloggers over 50 to share their experiences, such as what inspired them to start a blog, what keeps them motivated and … Continue reading

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Hooked on clickbait

The reason for her rant? Just one minute in and you’ll see… “I was scrolling on the Net one day; In the merry, merry month of May. I was taken by surprise, with so many headline “whys;” Scrolling through the Net … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend Writing Conferences

“The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter, is love.” —Ray Bradbury Though I have been in the writing field for about two decades, it was just this past year I started to attend writing conferences. I … Continue reading

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