a word after a word

A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood I’ve been contemplating taking a writing course this summer, something to inspire me to get back to a more regular writing practice or maybe look for a weekend writing conference, now that the country is opening up again. The weekly blog post helps,… Continue reading a word after a word

Finding writing inspiration this summer

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty I love magazines, but I tend to hoard stacks and stacks of them until, even for me, it’s too much, and I force myself to donate or recycle. That happened yesterday, my deep woven basket that holds… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration this summer

the connection of language and food

Before I ever cooked professionally or wrote one word, I had a deep connection to language and food because of my first teacher, my nana. “A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove.”― M.F.K. Fisher She was an elementary school teacher and a principal for many… Continue reading the connection of language and food

Six “not new ways” to ignite your creativity this year

What does it mean to live more creatively? That’s what I promised myself this year after two years of “checking out” to pursue a graduate certificate in IT Project Management and get my PMP certification. Success on both of those goals! “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to… Continue reading Six “not new ways” to ignite your creativity this year

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

One of my goals for the year is to submit more creative work. Last year I submitted a grand total of five poems, way off where I’d like to be. So I’ll be posting more this year when I find a writing, essay or poetry contest. 2017 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest_Deadline: April 30, 2017 For… Continue reading Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The Writing Habit

 “We become what we repeatedly do.”   ― Sean Covey On Google, there are more than 64 million links on “the habit of writing.” Here’s just one. 10 Steps to Create the Habit of Writing. In procrastinating my writing, I’ve probably read several hundred. Jeff Goins made it even simpler when he wrote, “pick a space, set a… Continue reading The Writing Habit