Does a Writing Community Make a Difference?

writing community

If you’ve been watching my book reviews lately, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been binge reading about writing and creativity. I still have more reviews on this to come! One of the common threads I’ve noticed is the idea of writing community. Jeff Goins speaks to it in You Are a Writer and in Real … Keep reading…

New Firewood Frame from Old Fence Frame

finished firewood frame from re-purposed fence panel

One of the many things we like to do at the cottage is re-purposing building materials. While we don’t go around salvaging items willy nilly, for the one day we might use them, we do sometimes find ourselves with projects that are perfect candidates for re-purposing building materials. Sometimes we seek the items on local … Keep reading…

Writing Humor

writing humor

What a fun show about writing humor! Cheri Caddick joins me again to discuss writing for laughs in both fiction and non-fiction genres. She is a perfect choice to discuss this topic with me as her books Falling Down Girl and Falling Down Girlfriend artfully ride the line between sublime comedy and ridiculousness. Cheri is … Keep reading…

3 Writing Prompts to Expand Your Writing Skills

expand your writing skills

When storytelling doesn’t come easy … Last week I opened a folder with some writing I’d done …. Back in 2014! I had no idea it had been so long. The writing was for a story that was nagging at me to be written. At the time I wrote what I could and I got … Keep reading…