Tag Archives: Writing

Testing the Waters

So, here’s the thing. My brother visited this weekend and brought an obituary with him he’d cut out of his local paper. It was beautifully written about an amazing woman, her incredible life, and her abiding love for her beloved … Continue reading

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New Novel: Desired to Death

A year and a half ago I took on the National Novel Writing Contest, or NaNoWriMo as it is commonly known.  The goal was to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  At the end of the month, I had indeed … Continue reading

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Finished with My First Novel

I am finally through with my novel, and it is such a relief.  Oh, wait a minute…You think I meant I am through as in I completed it and sent it off to an agent, right? No, I mean I’m … Continue reading

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Taking a Break…I Think

When I started this blog in August 2010, I said I would keep it up as long as it was fun. Well, 317 posts and 220 followers later, it is starting to feel more like a chore than fun. Ideas … Continue reading

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Now What?

This past weekend I attended the 4th annual Hampton Roads Writers writers’ conference held here in Virginia Beach.  It was fabulous!  In fact, I talked to several writers who have attended many writing conferences, and they agreed that ours was … Continue reading

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English Is a Silly Language

Every Tuesday I tutor a young Vietnamese woman in English, helping prepare her to take the citizenship test next year.  Lately we’ve been working on her vocabulary and writing skills. Until you look at English through the eyes of someone … Continue reading

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“The Most Immediate Breath of Life”

“We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverable for ourselves and for others.”         … Continue reading

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