Revision

Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

It started with a peach tree. My tree is a dwarf second-year tree that I thought wouldn't give many peaches especially since my mother said I didn't 'cull' the tree months before. What do I know of culling? I grew up in housing projects of concrete and asphalt for a backyard. We did have one… Continue reading Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

Health, Inspiration, poetry, Revision, Self Care, Staycations

A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Hello, I've been in the midst of digesting an editorial letter on a manuscript I sent in for editing. The information was a lot to process and there's a ton of work in front of me. I've felt overwhelmed with the task of rewriting and revision. Feeling overwhelmed happens to all of us. Sometimes it's… Continue reading A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Encouragement, Writing

How to Murder a Draft, Resurrect A Better Story

    Do you ever want to throw your work in progress away? Chuck the manuscript you've worked on for years? If you're a writer, you've been there and done that. The last few months I've taken writing classes with an editor, Toni Lopopolo and her assistant, Lisa Angle. We're a small group of writers… Continue reading How to Murder a Draft, Resurrect A Better Story

Art, Creativity, Inspiration, poetry, Poetry Month, Stories, Writing Inspiration

What the Heck is Ekphrastic #Poetry?

    In the spirit of poetry month, I thought I'd make a poem for this week's post. Last year, I celebrated the month with the post Late To The Poetry Party, offering a poem and several links to other poets (who actually submit poems and win honors). Have you ever heard a term that sounded… Continue reading What the Heck is Ekphrastic #Poetry?