You, edited

  What’s the best thing I can wish for you as a writer? Not success, money, nor praise, but the chance to work with a good editor. While I’m often on the editing end of the writer/editor equation, when I write pieces for publication and I have an editor who reviews them, that’s when I … More You, edited

Auguration Day

au·gu·ry    ˈôɡ(y)ərē/    noun a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen “they heard the sound as an augury of death” the work of an augur; the interpretation of omens. au`gu`ra´tion     noun    the practice of augury —————— During difficult moments, many of us turn to books to distract, remove, … More Auguration Day

Why you need an online presence as a writer

It’s hard enough to just sit down and write most days. And now you’re telling me, “Having an online presence as a writer is essential”? C’mon! Yes, I’m telling you that. And I can hear the whine in your voice even though this conversation started inside my head…and has moved over to yours. Here’s why you need … More Why you need an online presence as a writer

New kid in the cafeteria

You want to write your life story to share with family members. Or maybe you’ve been told, “You should write a book.” There’s that should word. Do you actually want to write that book, or did that off-the-cuff remark prompt you into thinking you should? If your answer is the latter, spare yourself the heartache. Writing is not romantic. It’s … More New kid in the cafeteria