Monthly Archives: September 2011


DIYMFA: 9/16 Weekend Writing Prompt

DIYMFA: 9/16 Weekend Writing Prompt

  For those unfamiliar with DIYMFA, it is a website that allows writers to use tools, exercises and experiences to design their own advanced writing program. The do-it-yourself approach allows each of us to flourish in our own ways and dive as deeply as we want (or need) to go to improve our writing and knowledge of the craft. It’s our first Weekend Writing Prompt! The Starting Point: Reading: 1) Do you read regularly? If so, how many books per year, on average? Yes, I am an avid, voracious reader. This year my goal is to read 50 books or more. 2) What are your Top 3 preferred subjects or […]



Writing Wednesdays: Inspiration

Writing Wednesdays: Inspiration

Well, it’s another Wednesday, the hump that represents mid-week. By this point in the week I like to be knee deep in my weekly goals and challenges to myself. I have been reading and writing like a fool, so good going so far.  I’m hitting a bit of a hurdle in my current story but I am making an effort to overcome it. I’m also doing a lot of reading for research on the topic of Schizophrenia. The stories are just… larger than life, you know? I’ve also been keeping up on the blogs. The theme among the blogosphere lately seems to be inspiration. How do you get it? What […]



A different kind of writing: Join me for the Bert Show’s Big Thank You

A different kind of writing: Join me for the Bert Show’s Big Thank You

I heard about this last year but didn’t participate. This year will be different.   Now is your chance to say thank you to our troops!  The Bert Show is collecting letters of thanks so every single soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive a letter of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day.  We want to give our troops a “Big Thank You” with a little taste of home this Thanksgiving. In 2007, Bert Show listeners successfully wrote 375,000 letters to troops all over the world!  This year, we need your help to express a BIG THANK YOU to 400,000+ U.S. soldiers.  With less than two months to mail these letters, […]






HOLY SPUMONI (and other exclamatory utterings)! I’m going to be featured at Indie Ink!

HOLY SPUMONI (and other exclamatory utterings)! I’m going to be featured at Indie Ink!

Holy wow. Well. I just got some very good news, Blog People. I’ve been very shy about submitting work, but I finally got up the nerve to submit to Story Fix. I did not die or explode. This is good news. At the same time, I must have sent the piece to Indie Ink.  IndieInk.org is an online writer and artist collective. It’s a great place to shake off the extra and just read some writing and look at some art.  I got notification this morning that my piece Try to Say No will be featured at Indie Ink. THIS IS EXCITING, OMG. It should be up first thing in the […]



Snippet Sunday 9/4: The Nature Show. The Rain Dance

Snippet Sunday 9/4: The Nature Show. The Rain Dance

The image of rain has been rolling around in my head for quite a while. I was trying to figure out if it was supposed to be metaphoric or symbolic, but it just wasn’t coming to me. I guess I was trying too hard, because last night I cued up Youtube and listened to the sound of rain (my writing soundtrack lately) and started writing. Still not quite what I was going for, but it has been haunting me for a long time, so maybe now it’ll leave me alone! Check it — The Nature Show, The Rain Dance: