Talking about Writing

Yes, hard as it is to believe, we’re into year two of Covid related lockdowns and restrictions. We’ve had to get creative, so we don’t turn onto unkempt hermits. I’ve been ‘meeting’ writer-friends online to talk about writing. Last...
2021- Year of the Metal Ox

2021- Year of the Metal Ox

As awful as much of 2020 was, there were highlights. Dozens of new books to read. ‘Meeting’ people via Zoom (wish I’d b ought the stock early on). Visits with friends and family were fewer and socially distanced but that meant they were even more...
Adios to This Year. Remembering Desiderata

Adios to This Year. Remembering Desiderata

It seems we’re always rushing, rushing. Glancing at our watches or smartphones to know the time. Yet, we complain there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what we have planned. And we tumble into a vortex governed by seconds, minutes and hours while...
I will always remember…

I will always remember…

My handsome father loved books, sharply-tailored suits and polished black shoes. He wrote poetry and daydreamed in between working so very hard for his family. Dad had a painful young life – father suddenly dead after being run over by a cane train and bleeding...
Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

Thanks to StoryPick for these groaners. 1. Knock, knock. Who’s there? To. To who? No, to whom. 2. What did the DNA say to the other DNA? “Do these genes make me look fat?” 3. A Roman walks into a bar and asks for a martinus. “You mean a martini?” the bartender asks....
What to Do With Book 2?

What to Do With Book 2?

I’ve read several articles about how we, as writers, should approach stories where Covid-19 is part of the setting. To include or not to include the pandemic in my novels, that’s the question? Twelve months ago, who could have predicted (and been believed)...