Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck – a novel that I picked up because it was assigned reading and then couldn’t put down. What a raw powerful story about humans this is. I kindled it and found myself categorizing...Read More
Three weeks ago I had a plan, details lined up in perfect formation, creating a straight path. Except for that one niggling little element that kept barging into my orderliness. Persistent nudging, a suggestion growing more...Read More
Marcus Aurelius Was Multi-Talented Today marks what would have been Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius’ 1898th birthday. That’s after some minor adjustment for a little Julian calendar anomaly hundreds of...Read More
Today, April 12th, is the birth anniversary of Tom Clancy. Tom Clancy was once a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Then he wrote The Hunt for Red October, which catapulted onto the New York...Read More
I keep a notebook. A few notebooks. Well, several notebooks. I have them in my car, my handbag, my work bag, my gym bag. My notebooks live on my desk and various horizontal surfaces . And on my notebook shelf, too. I review my...Read More
We want our writing to be realistic, to draw readers in to a world we’ve created. A world nothing like the coffee shop banter in the background, or the road noise that accompanies audio books in the car. We want our...Read More
Today, January 25th, marks the birthdate of some highly regarded writers. Gloria Naylor Gloria Naylor (5 Jan 1950 – 28 Sep 2016) saw her debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, (1982) win critical acclaim and become an...Read More
Nice...enjoy your first year!
Interesting to think about....as a recovering perfectionist, I try to not stress too much. That can be a challenge. My…
Never enough notebooks! :-)
I hope that mini vacation was productive Donna! I’ve been traveling lots; not nearly productive enough.
This is so true....I often find myself frittering away time as I browse through Facebook posts, check out Amazon for…