Yearly Archives: 2011


DIYMFA: Books on Writing, in which I confess…

DIYMFA: Books on Writing, in  which I confess…

A brief note before I post: Day three of the 30 Day Writing challenge is up on my Tumblr! If you’re participating by blog or Tumblr please let me know so I can follow! So, today we are discussing building a library on the craft of writing. And I have a confession to make: I buy writing books all the time but don’t read them. I have several books of writing exercises but don’t really make use of them. It hasn’t been a medium that has been effective for me… it’s that feeling of flipping through a book and realizing it’s in a language you can’t read. In fact, I […]






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, […]