RIP Harper Lee

Harper Lee died in her sleep yesterday at the age of 89.   No question she was a noted southern writer, known world-wide for her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. It won a Pulitzer in 1961. It remains a bestseller, with more than 30 million copies in print. In 1999, it was […]

What do you write?

    Blogs? Lyrics? Music? Poetry? Novels? Novellas? Shorts stories? All of the above? I think most writers dabble in most if not all of these areas from time to time. If I’m working on a novel and feel stuck, I might stop and write (or more likely start)  a short story, for instance. I […]

Writing Partners–How Do you Screen Them?

    I got a random e-mail this week from someone I didn’t know (or I didn’t think I knew–I never know for sure these days). At the top, it had the real name, pen name and another name of a someone I had “met” in an online class in 2010. Then it said, “How […]

Let’s Write

Writers know the basic rule of writing is to write every day. Write something every day. That is easier said than done. What’s really hard is to write on a “writing” project. For example, in the last week, I’ve written a couple of blog posts, a speech, a workshop, a murder mystery, some committee projects…you […]