Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing

Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Let's be honest. We writers have several fears about writing. If we haven't published anywhere, we fear to call ourselves a writer. Many times we fear judgment about what we write, so we stall, procrastinate and write on the surface. We fear we don't have an MFA and don't know enough about the writing craft.… Continue reading Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Encouragement, Writing

Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

In my neverending quest to move my manuscript (MS) to a literary agent and onto publication, I read info from a few 'writerly' resources. One of these stores of knowledge comes from Meg La Torre of iWriterly YouTube videos. I love that she gets to the point, the videos are brief but cover the subject,… Continue reading Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

Encouragement, Family

Summer Solstice and Hope

  Twittering birds began their rabble-rousing earlier than usual this summer solstice morning. I enjoy listening to their conversations and energy as I wake. This morning I'm praying for a better day for the thousands of detained immigrant children spending agonizing days and nights without their parents or someone to comfort them in their distress.… Continue reading Summer Solstice and Hope

Encouragement, Gratitude

How A Community Can Help in a Crisis

The fires here in Ventura County and adjoining Santa Barbara still rage. The fire consumed 265,000 acres with 40% containment this morning. However, the fire has redirected to the city of Montecito which is now under evacuation. Hundreds lost homes, property, and pets. People remark those city icons and landmarks they've loved are no longer… Continue reading How A Community Can Help in a Crisis