Naming a Memorable Character

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter over seven years ago, nothing made me more anxious than choosing her name. Not even the labor. With this one choice we were filling in a lifetime of place cards, registration forms, labels on prescriptions, beginnings to love letters, wedding invitations, “Hey, ____!” and on,Continue reading “Naming a Memorable Character”

Write A While Wednesdays: A Page from My Diary

Last week I started Write a While Wednesdays with the hopes that some of you would join me in setting aside just 15 minutes every Wednesday to write. No pressure. Just write whatever is on your mind. Honestly, it seemed like a catchy way to get more followers (gasp! we’re not supposed to admit that, are we?).Continue reading “Write A While Wednesdays: A Page from My Diary”

A Tuition-Free Education in Writing

During my graduate studies in editing and publishing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I participated in only one creative writing class. Taught by author Craig Nova, we studied the art of fiction by both reading about the process and practicing it together. It was both inspiring and terrifying. In retrospect, I should haveContinue reading “A Tuition-Free Education in Writing”

This Procrastinator’s New Outlook: Disciplined Writing

I replied to a Tweet the other day asking what my procrastination device is. My reply: It’s in my blood…so, life. I find reasons to put off just about anything. Laundry, returning phone calls, making appointments to get my hair cut. Gracious, I even put off going to the bathroom, which usually leads to passing peopleContinue reading “This Procrastinator’s New Outlook: Disciplined Writing”