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”

Write A Scene Today

Standing on the edge of the rocks, their meeting place, she couldn’t tell the stars in the night sky from the earth. Both were mirrors of each other. The light from the moon flickered like a faulty nightlight. Her warm breath pushed out one small cloud when it hit the cold fall night. The hairsContinue reading “Write A Scene Today”

Publishing and Progress Update

The mighty pen returns for the rest of the summer after my first book signing event of the year but the next few months will give my writing tools a different kind of exercise. I have my own publishing hat back on for my next journal, I’m helping three other authors publish their books. TwoContinue reading “Publishing and Progress Update”

The Pen and Paintbrush

This weekend’s show was a mix of new faces, family, and fellow creatives. I have to begin with a “Thank you!” To all those who stopped by the The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market this weekend! The waves of people visiting all happened so quickly. There was a flurry of showing new pieces andContinue reading “The Pen and Paintbrush”

Repeat Day!

I don’t know how well you did yesterday with your rhyming but my skills out loud need help. Talk about a brain freeze. This means that it’s time to do a repeat of yesterday’s exercise but in writing. I may need to do this on the weekend if this exercise doesn’t work right away. Today,Continue reading “Repeat Day!”


One of my former co-workers has a fellow author for a wife, and he’s helped her publish her series on Amazon.  She does quite well online and there is something that I admire about her children’s books – they rhyme.  Rhyming books that don’t end up like a bad television episode amaze me.  Limericks andContinue reading “Rhyming”

Night Owls!

The sun is going down behind the clouds this evening and much needed drizzle for our brown grass.  Our grass looks like it moved out West this year.  I can hear the stories churning, and I wonder how many will have droughts or weather related content inside. My post today is in the evening becauseContinue reading “Night Owls!”