Sunday, December 21, 2014

6 Month Novel Interrupted by the Super Bowl?

Well, not really… more like the 6 month novel was interrupted by the snow storm and a lack of planning and the Super Bowl, but I’ll get to all that later. Today was the day my crit partner and I started our 6 month novel, starting with the “Idea to Premise!” We talked about it […]

Friday Flashback: Ramblings with Author Ronie Kendig

Flashback Fridays: We’re taking a look at where these writing moms and dads were years ago. Up today, an interview with Ronie from April 20, 2006! Check out her website for what she’s writing today! Ronie, thanks so much for agreeing to share your life and struggles with me. I was drawn to you because […]

Using Routines for Focused Writing

I remember hearing a story about Charles Wesley’s mom. She had a dozen or so kids in her home of various ages, personality types, and volumes. ¬†(I bet she home schooled!)¬†This brilliant lady had a habit, every afternoon after lunch, of sitting in her rocking chair and covering her head with her apron. That signaled […]

How Do You Find the Time to Write as a Homeschooling Mom?

Have you noticed all of the happy, relieved moms about to get their lives back as their children run off to 7 hours of school each day? I confess; I’ve been secretly jealous before. Recently. Okay, every stinking year about mid-September when volleyball season is at its peak. School starting for the home-schooler means more […]

Why Bother to Write?

As I write this the blogoshpere is running rampant with stories about Miley Cyrus’ plunge into depths of entertainment depravity, Another shooting in Florida, The Australian baseball player who was murdered in the U.S., and this little scrap in Syria which, apparently, the U.S. will be fully immersed. All in a day’s reading. A Christian […]

Read What Scares You

Last week I encouraged you to write what scares you. Find a theme that you’d just as soon avoid and dive in. The emotional ride it takes you on will grab the reader and take her along, too. That’s our goal. Having said that, now I’ll encourage you to read in the same manner. What […]

Write What Scares You

You’ve heard the same advice for years about how to behave at a social gathering. The unwritten rule to avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion are the basis for etiquette and creating lasting friendships or, at the very least, long term associations. It’s what keeps our existence steady and predictable, albeit boring. What is […]

Writer…Interrupted By Summer

School has been out for a couple of weeks and I’m THRILLED that for a short season I’m free from all the trappings of the school year. For the next couple of months, I won’t have to: help with any Algebra homework drag any children out of bed scrounge through the kitchen to find something […]

Interrupted by Vacation: Long Island, New York Edition

It’s been years since I’ve been to New York. Years since I walked the streets where I grew up, ate the BEST food in the world, and hung out with the craziest, funnest, and most loving people on earth! My family! No kids. No husband… And I’m having the time of my life! I thought […]

How Do You Schedule the Unscheduled Days of Summer?

End of school always labeled freedom. I can’t help but remember those elementary days and how we all dashed out of the school building on the last day. Some of the kids ripped their papers out of their notebooks, letting the wind carry the testimony of the hours of work away. I was never one […]

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