First of all, Know your Flu. The symptoms are exactly the same, only the severity is different. A(H3) is more common this year than A(H1N1). Both like to prey on young children and the elderly. A late season showing by H3N2 is bad news for the elderly. Due to the weakening of the respiratory system, either flu could lead to pneumonia and hospitalization of any age person. Continue reading “Flu Season Hunting Rules and Limits”
Sunday’s blog was a recap of half of the notes I had from our speaker, Jack Davidson, retired police officer and manager of his own security company. One thing that Jack did while visiting us was to leave a backpack by the door to the room. No one in the Romance Writers of America, San Diego group thought anything of it. We were chastised very playfully for letting that slip by. I shared one of the incidents I have been involved in where someone saw something and said something and now I want to share both the incidents that call to mind. Continue reading “If You See Something”
As a Spring Chicken, I got a lot of advice on health and well-being. Now that a few more decades have gone by, I get lots of differing input from health professionals. I understand the “specialists” method of treating patients, but when only one person is dealing with your conditions and medications, things were a lot simpler. Continue reading “Healthy Confusion”
You would not believe how much fun a book festival can be for a writer. Okay, maybe you would. But most people think these events are only for readers. After all, there are a bunch of books for sale, a few to be given away, and authors to meet and get a signature from. But there are also writers groups, like Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Writers Ink. More than you can possibly join and attend on a regular basis without a Time Turner.
Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s second Romance Novel beat out Nora Roberts for Best Special Edition of the Year. After writing six books, she had enough inquiries about her method that she began holding workshops and teaching groups of Romance Writers. Soon after that, she realized she loved teaching as much as writing and began a whole new phase of her career.
1. the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. Continue reading “April Word of the Month”
Chris Marie Green came to speak last month at my local Romance Writers of America chapter. I wrote about her morning talk and the use of music for inspiration. Her afternoon talk delivered some practical advice to stay funded while writing. She called it “A Brave New World; Options for the Freelance Writer.”