Psychic Dynamite

Living comes with all manner of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows, challenges to face and overcome. Winston Churchill had more than his share of all of those. In May 1940, after Hitler invaded Denmark and Norway, he was appointed Britain's Prime Minister. He'd not held public office for ten years after… Continue reading Psychic Dynamite

Big Girl Panties

Pull up your big girl panties and just do it. Write, that is. A novel. So, NaNoWriMo starts November 1st. What's NaNoWriMo, you ask? A nonprofit that "...believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and… Continue reading Big Girl Panties

Flexing Muscles

It's said that writing is like a muscle; one needs to keep flexing it regularly, daily if possible. I would add that, like so many types of exercise that keep our muscles strong - in my case, running - writing must become a habit so that when you do miss a day, you notice. You… Continue reading Flexing Muscles

Unexpected Gifts: Why You Should Keep Writing

We all have our bad days. Sometimes those bad days stretch into several bad days, even weeks or months. The bad can be physical, emotional, social, relational, political, or some combination of some or all of those things. In this wonderful, supportive community of bloggers, writing and reading blog posts is a balm for much… Continue reading Unexpected Gifts: Why You Should Keep Writing