“Loss”
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“Loss”

Words rule my life. I understand their power to persuade, to elevate, to devalue, and to heal. They can make me feel as if I am not alone. They allow others to share their insight and wisdom. They help me define my feelings. They become a touchstone.  This poem by Donna Ashworth titled “Loss” is…

What Writers Need
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What Writers Need

“Creativity is a tribal experience.” Julia Cameron             You want to write. You do write. You spend hours writing . . . but you don’t seem to move forward. You don’t know if what you write is good. One moment you think you are brilliant, and in the next, untalented.              And then there this whole business side to…

Friends, Wine, and a Book Recommendation
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Friends, Wine, and a Book Recommendation

Austin has a new wine bar—Vintage Books and Wine www.vintagebooksandwine.com It couldn’t be more perfect for me (and you, too, I think). They have wine, a great atmosphere, wine, a good selection of romances, and wine. All books on the shelves are trade paperbacks or hardcovers so my mass market sized books weren’t available. However, they had an…

Yes! Readers and Writers NEED to Connect
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Yes! Readers and Writers NEED to Connect

I went to Booklovers Con (https://www.bookloverscon.com ) a few weeks ago. Yes, right before Christmas but not a moment too late.  I had a great time.  It is true I pretty much have a great time everywhere I go, but this Con was valuable because it reminded me of how important readers are to my creativity.  First,…

A Big Thank You!

A Big Thank You!

Creating, changing, and upgrading a website is a huge endeavor—and not one that I have a hand in other than to outline what I want. No, the one who does the work is Sally Schoeneweiss aka Sally Fairchild. For decades, Sally has maintained my site and guided me in new directions. The latter isn’t an…