Posts Categorized: Writing

Say what?

I’ve often written about my affection for an extended vocabulary. It’s long been a benefit to me in my reading, my writing and my crossword puzzle solving.

I’ve also mentioned how possessing (and employing) muscular diction has its drawbacks. I’ve … Read the rest

Deciding what not to post

Blogging every day is tough.

I’ve mentioned this a few times over the seven years I’ve been at this. Coming up with something every day is really tough. Coming up with something interesting every day is impossible.

Which is why … Read the rest

Planning and plotting

A good friend of mine is retiring next month and she and her husband are looking to celebrate by going on a cruise. They’ve asked me if I want to come along and threw out some ideas, the most interesting … Read the rest

Uncovering the story

Trying to squeeze in a post between yesterday’s full day take-niece-for-procedure (everything’s fine, just checking off a box) and today’s spring training adventure up the coast (out the door in a couple of hours).

As my beloved state fights to … Read the rest

Beached

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything besides this blog and greeting cards. It’s been almost three years since What Now?, the last of my Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy was published.

And that’s about how long it’s been … Read the rest

It’s all about me

When this blog was first created, it was because of my books.

There was no way, I was told, a writer could succeed in today’s market without a web and social media presence.

Fair enough, but even back then I … Read the rest

I’m not preaching…

…I’m just having a conversation here!

A thought burbled up while I was shaving the other day, “I wonder if people think I’m being preachy in some of my posts?”

If you’re wondering why I would be thinking that instead … Read the rest

Just an old-fashioned love song

(yes, they were one of my favorite bands)

I’ve made no secret of my difficulty in getting into e-books. Reading them, that is.

There’s just something so antiseptic about reading from a little flat glass screen. Sure, I got the … Read the rest