Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creative Dry Spell? Suck it Up, Buttercup.

Have you been ignoring your work in progress for the last few weeks for any number of really good reasons?  I’m here to tell you that you are not alone; but it’s time to suck it up, buttercup, and get … Continue reading

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Two Trader Joe’s Reserve Wines

Yeah, I’m all about the under $10 bottle of wine. Why? The economy, of course. Plus, I’m not that sold on more expensive bottles being THAT MUCH better. Hopefully, some day I’ll be able to prove myself wrong, lol. I … Continue reading

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Big Beauty in Small Flowers

When I need my mind refreshed before diving back into working on a novel, I like to “see” through a camera lens. Somehow, it changes my internal focus. On Saturday, Tom and I went on a hike. It was a beautiful, … Continue reading

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A “Real” Writer?

It’s come up more than a few times lately, with more than a few of my friends. What is a “real” writer? When do I get to that point? When does it all just flow?  Well, in the 13-plus years … Continue reading

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2 Books You Need in Order to Write Anything Better.

Okay, I lied. You don’t really need these two books to write ANYthing. Grocery lists, for instance, or chores lists. Or, you know, poetry. Either the really fancy kind (Shakespeare’s sonnets come to mind) or the wild n’ woolly kind … Continue reading

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A Rose and a Red…

Me again. Wines that won’t break your pocketbook but that are tasty. (Or that you should really stay away from.) These are both under $10, though I don’t recall the actual price. And I’m talking California prices, so if it’s … Continue reading

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Desert Dreams Conference, 2014

So yeah, I went to the Desert Dreams Conference put on by the Desert Rose chapter of RWA.  This year, it was in Tempe, Arizona, and I had a blast. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend it – it’s limited to … Continue reading

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