Memes and TikToks

The end of July is a day away and I feel like a TikTok. I have a long to-do list but you know what I did – “I took a nap”. Yes, all those on TikTok can hear the music playing in the background. I closed my eyes last night before dinner and woke upContinue reading “Memes and TikToks”

Show Time!

Ever have one of those days that feel out of sync? The morning started out normal but unexpected phone calls started coming in around lunch time. Everyone decided to be chatty and call to follow-up in one day. Time went by quickly but those few minutes meant sitting in traffic on the way to runContinue reading “Show Time!”

Writing Up A Storm

Temperatures are back up into the 90s as we move into the last month of the summer in Minnesota.  When the wind blows it’s like sucking up hot cotton into your mouth.  You heave it back out and do a little gasp for relief.  Stops for a cool drink, ice cream, and anything cold becomeContinue reading “Writing Up A Storm”

Writing Prompt: The Green Dinosaur

I just purchased a book of another children’s author and somehow she’s mastered the art of rhyming.  Her main character is a dinosaur.  How many of you have tripped over stuffed animals or Legos when you wake up and stumble to the coffee machine?  Today, we are going to trip over a green dinosaur.  ThisContinue reading “Writing Prompt: The Green Dinosaur”

End of Month Update

We are back to city life at the beginning of a new week and we are at the last week of the month.  I’m thinking about our Minnesota State Fair this year and because we didn’t have it last year, I’m willing to brave the crowds to attend again in August. It’s hard to believeContinue reading “End of Month Update”

Day #3 At the Cabin

The arrival of the weekend is perfect for writing prompt Day #3 at the cabin. Many of us are watching the clock like we’re at the launch pad of all the rockets this week. We’re ready to leave the city and head to our cabins. Why not use this as an opportunity to write aContinue reading “Day #3 At the Cabin”

Summer Writing Day #2

Gray stood on the end of the dock, swaddled in her grandmother’s quilt. Her eyes closed under her wild morning hair and her lips spread into a smile. Through her eyelids she saw the orange glow of the sun rising on the other side of the lake. Midst was rising off the calm waters. SheContinue reading “Summer Writing Day #2”

Summer Writing

Living in Minnesota there’s a line on the highways as the weekend nears that lead to the many lakes throughout the State.  More campers and tents are visible as we try to reconnect with nature and escape the noise of the city.  Trails are filled with hikers, bikers, and explorers looking for exercise and thoseContinue reading “Summer Writing”

It’s All About Love

The weekend is still spilling over into this week. Yesterday, I shared some of my weekend experience with everyone while I attended a family wedding. Let’s keep thoughts of love rolling for all those romance writers out there, or those who need work on those chapters. Writing romance doesn’t have to be all about steamingContinue reading “It’s All About Love”

Monday Memories

Saturday was filled with wedding vows, muted pink bridesmaid dresses, and a church full of family and friends. The niece I used to babysit was getting married to her sweetheart. All the children who used to run around and throw tantrums were all graduated. I hugged the relatives that I missed last year because ofContinue reading “Monday Memories”

Inventing Words

Friday is here and it’s time to stretch our imagination. I’m borrowing from a top 10 writing prompt list from 2018. When the words we know fail us, it’s time to invent a new one. Some call these ghost words, and somewhere editors with with dictionary groups decide whether or not they will go intoContinue reading “Inventing Words”

Finding Rhythm

The week is coming to a close and I’m finding a hard time getting back into my rhythm after a show.  I know this feeling well and the good thing is I know it’s coming after a big event.  Practicing what I preach I’m using my own exercises to write every day and finish oneContinue reading “Finding Rhythm”