Thursday, July 24, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part VII

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.

Top 10 Writing Quotes by Famous Female Writers from 4/19/14

I collect quotes from writers about writing because they inspire me. Sometimes a short sentence or fragment on writing is enough get my pen to paper (or my fingers to keyboard). Here’s a short list of inspiring quotes on writing by some of the western world’s most famous female writers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part VI

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.

The Book Jar: How to Select the Next Book to Read from 4/6/14

How many of you have dozens (or hundreds) of unread books on your bookshelves or in your Kindle or Audible queues? I do! And that doesn’t even take into account all of the books I want to read and just haven’t purchased yet. ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part V

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


Get Ready for National Poetry Month in April from 3/23/14

April is National Poetry Month, and although it’s not quite April yet, I wanted to post this now so you have enough time to dust off your poetry-writing skills and get started on time with this nation-wide celebration! ...

Monday, July 21, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part IV

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.

Not Too Early to Think about Summer Writing Workshops from 2/15/14

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of summer writing workshops available, both in person and online. But spots are limited at most summer conferences and workshops, so you'll want to apply as early as possible. The small class sizes allow workshop leaders to give each writer a lot of individual attention. ...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part III

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


Are You an Intuitive Writer? from 1/26/14

“I don't know myself where the ideas really come from, what makes them come, or whether one day they'll stop,” says writer Neil Gaiman.

This is a common answer from writers and storytellers when asked about the origins of their stories. “They just come to me,” they’ll say, or even more likely: “I don’t know.” Writers may say that story ideas come from life experiences, but they have hundreds or more experiences every day: how do one or more of them manifest into a story? ...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part II

I've been blogging for The MuffinWOW! Women on Writing's blog.  Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


Paper, Electronic, and Audiobooks...How to Decide? From 1/11/14

I have over two dozen books on my wish list, and lucky for me, Santa stuffed my stocking with Amazon and Barnes & Noble gift cards. As I perused the booksellers’ web sites, I had to consider the format in which I wanted the book. Do I want to get it as a paperback? New or used? If used, how used would be acceptable to me? Or do I want a hardcover? Maybe I want an e-book, but if so, do I go with the Kindle version, or the Nook (my tablet has apps for both!). The audiobook is another viable option so I can “read” stories while on the go: driving, cooking, cleaning, etc. ...

Friday, July 18, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part I

I started a doctoral degree in Adult Education last May, and since then, I have not posted to my blog - but that does not mean I haven't been writing!  And here's some proof.

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog.  Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts. 

Here's one, going the whoooole way back to 2013...

As a college composition instructor, I am very interested in learning about other people’s writing process. Many people, I’ve discovered, don’t have a good sense of their own writing process and often don’t realize that they can deviate from the standard, formal process to suit their own needs and styles. ...