Category Archives: a writer’s life

CATCHING UP WITH LIFE

Lately I’ve spent a lot of time thinking what could have been as opposed to what was in my life. That’s a strange occupation that often brings tears, but then I shake myself and order a reboot. Time to remember … Continue reading

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Years with Dusty

    Dusty and I joined many other writers at a book signing in Branson many years ago The day of his funeral and I waited in the front row. His closed casket held the cow hide he often had on … Continue reading

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That’s Not Me, She’s Someone Else

I’m reading a lot recently about why we write what we write, and just how much of our own personal life ends up in our novels. This is an interesting and involved subject. The more I thought about it after … Continue reading

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Look at Hopping Heads and Who Said What?

Here we are, authors at a 90s book signing  Looks different than today. Hmmm? As society changes the way it looks at things, does things, and views entertainment, we’ve come to see writing differently. What was once “the way to … Continue reading

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Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  Most writers don’t want to hear that nonsense. We like to believe that our words are so clever that we can outdo any picture in capturing the attention of a reading audience. Well, yes, our books must sing in … Continue reading

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Enjoy Wasted Time

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Bertrand Russell How very true this is. The other day I got to thinking about all the time I spend dreaming up stories. Sometimes hours go by when I do little … Continue reading

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Goodbye XP, I Knew You Well

For the past week I’ve been moving from my old XP PC to a nice light weight, faster and smaller laptop with Windows 7. At first I had hair pulling sessions which ended sometimes in tears, sometimes in stomping through … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Delay

Sorry to be late posting this week’s blog, for all those who wait breathlessly to read my fabulous words. I know ideally we should have blogs written way ahead of time, but I tend to write mine the day I … Continue reading

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The Process of Writing

My daughter is a pre-school teacher, and yes they do teach. She once told me that children of that age are more interested in and enjoy the process more than the outcome, solution, results. Take your pick. As a writer, … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS

SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS Here I am, traveling to the Women Writing the West Conference in Albuquerque. That calls for us to drive through Texas, my favorite state with the exception of my home state of Arkansas. Why do I really, … Continue reading

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