The horrific attacks in Las Vegas underscored a feeling for me of being truly wary of large groups of people and being at risk of a terrorist attack.
The police call these events “soft targets:” places where people gather and are unprotected and particularly vulnerable.
I shop, I go to malls and my husband and I travel and we attend events. In fact a couple of years ago I … Read the rest
I have numerous requests asking me to write about my journey from a reluctant author to having a movie option for my book.
Here is how it goes:
I had no intention of writing a book. As I’ve said to many friends and strangers, I had no aspirations of being an author. Books take too long and are too difficult to write.
Well, we know that changed. It was a … Read the rest
A writer is a writer is a writer, no matter what genre we practice. We all suffer the ups and downs with creativity, inspiration, and despair.
I say this with all confidence, although some may argue that literary fiction writers are different than those who are journalists, nonfiction authors, and freelancers.
Rubbish. We all have our great moments of inspiration or times when we can’t find the right word to … Read the rest
If you were to contact your eighth grade teacher, would he or she be impressed with your success? Or, would your teacher smirk with an “I knew it” kind of look.
Even if we never paid attention in our early learning years, it isn’t too late to learn how to write effectively and engagingly using active language and good grammar.
Good writing skills are important for professional advancement.
Being … Read the rest
I wanted to start this New Year with a solid success of becoming an accomplished and consistent participant at Mindful Meditation. I tried, I really did. But Mindful meditation just didn’t stick with me. I was very good during the eight weeks of class. After the class was over I scheduled meditation time for a few weeks after. Finally, I let it slide altogether.
This is just yet another … Read the rest