My Writing Day

So many writers in the world have a lot going against them, yet they continue to write and to put out novels that entertain while making us think. I’m never going to write a book that requires deep thought since I don’t live in a war-torn country or suffer from disabilities or work a full-time job or even have small children to care for. I was a coward and gave up writing when my kids were younger. IT seemed the thing to do at the time. Continue reading “My Writing Day”

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Writing Basics 101

Today, I’m going to go over some basic writing things you should know before you ask anyone to look at your work. This is really ground floor stuff, so if you are in the Advance Class or College Prep, go read Mika Jolie’s Blog instead. Sign up for her newsletter to get a free book! Continue reading “Writing Basics 101”

Transportation Highlights

I remember the day my husband and I bought our first minivan. I loved that vehicle. For the first time, the kids each had their own seat. Less bickering, less need for over the front seat smacking, or even threats to do so. I’m still sad that we ended up with a cracked head in the engine and a bad flat tire. We went to Toyota Matrix hatchbacks after that, and now the kids are grown and out of the house. So we got an even bigger van! Go figure. Continue reading “Transportation Highlights”

October Word of the Month

Look at that pumpkin! Must be fall for some of us. My north hemisphere bias shows when I talk about the seasons, but the fact is, everywhere around me is busting out in orange things and spooky dolls that talk when you move past them and the occasional pumpkin spice ALL THE THINGS. What better time to look at the term Jack o’Lantern. Continue reading “October Word of the Month”