When I think of a novel and the word open, the cover immediately pops into my mind. Now, I fully realize that other people a lot wiser than me will be in charge of the cover because they know what is marketable and have access to buyer studies and whatever. Here's what comes to mind:... Continue Reading →
If you've been following my journey of these 31 Days, there was a huge jump from Day 3 to 14 - as in no posts for 11 days. I'm a perfectionist and I want to complete everything I set out to do but I knew so many things were outside of my control that something... Continue Reading →
As I'm sure you are aware, a story without a problem isn't much of a story. It's just someone journaling in their "dear diary" as they record their little moments of what happened. The part that makes us stop and pay attention is the problem. The more complex and difficult, especially emotionally, the more enraptured... Continue Reading →
If words are gifts and stories are gifts. Then books are beautiful gifts made of gifts that are usually given as gifts.
Hello my faithful reader. This is your rather not-so-faithful blog writer. As the title suggests, this is the annual 31 Day Writing Challenge put forth by Kate Motaung of Five Minute Friday. My usual plan to pre-write in September and then stay ahead of the giant eight ball called life did not happen. So here... Continue Reading →
It's been awhile! But I'm back after a crazy busy summer with a great review for you! My friend Kate Motaung (moe-ta-oong) the brains behind Five Minute Friday has launched a new paper journal for the annual October writing challenge: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. As you know, I've participated for the last... Continue Reading →
From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know. In Mike’s absense, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding... Continue Reading →
Names are powerful. They give life, declare purpose and point to a future. I have a name. You have a name. That name means something and you probably know what it is and likely it has shaped you. My name means "compassionate or beautiful friend". Knowing that helped when the kids barked my name and... Continue Reading →