January Writing Challenge Day #9

January Writing Challenge Day #9 Another winter storm is here in Minnesota before the weekend and I’m sitting at my desk with a new Turkish movie, “Hot Sweet Sour”, in the background. Picture a foreign version of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” but with more serious music and lines. A five year promise before best friendsContinue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #9”

January Writing Challenge Day #7

January Writing Challenge Day #7 Monday is here again and it’s time to work on my small town novel that’s going to spill with fantasy shifters. Tonight, I’m sitting under the covers and googling reviews of Ely, Minnesota. I hope I don’t get location sickness because I really don’t want to pick another setting. WhatContinue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #7”

January Writing Challenge Day #6

A new week is here and I started my day with Audible.com in the car this morning. Having the option of listening to my favorite reads during long drives is a saving grace. I can still stay caught up with my favorite authors, and use my time wisely. I also like to think listening bringsContinue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #6”

January Writing Challenge Day #5

January Writing Challenge Day #5 The first week of the New Year is coming to an end and my resolution to Just Write is underway.  Remaining disciplined has good days and bad days but pushing myself is easier because of the monthly challenges that I started last year.  My change in direction for my introductionContinue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #5”

January Writing Challenge #4

January Writing Challenge Day #4 Winter in the Midwest can make you want to curl into a blanket and forget the world.  Today, I had a choice between being comfortable and writing.  Writing won again and I managed to type our a few more paragraphs for my introduction change. Was it anything grandiose or thousandsContinue reading “January Writing Challenge #4”

January Writing Challenge Day #3

January Writing Challenge Day #3 A TikTok is echoing in my head right now and I’m asking – are we supposed to know what we’re doing?  No. Okay.  As I work on a new chapter, I stopped and asked myself, “Where am I going with this?”   Sometimes, I laugh at our lives as authors.Continue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #3”

January Writing Challenge Day #2

January Writing Challenge Day #2 I’m sitting in another hotel room with pillows and my laptop in the middle of the night.  Maybe I should call this month writing in the moonlight.  Days are busy with all kinds of things on my list to get done but I made a promise to myself this monthContinue reading “January Writing Challenge Day #2”

Lesson #26 of MasterClass Online with David Mamet

Lesson 26 Our Closing- “Artists are the stone that the builders rejected.” David Mamet The New Year rang in with an empty Time Square and we are at our last lesson with David Mamet.  His parting words and references were powerful and push you as a serious artist.  He shares the advice he tells himselfContinue reading “Lesson #26 of MasterClass Online with David Mamet”

Lesson #25 MasterClass Online with David Mamet

Lesson 25 Life of a Dramatist Continued Our final lessons with David Mamet are perfect for ringing in a New Year.  We can send out 2020 like a bad script, and bring a 2021 with a new start!  Let’s write our own script this coming year in all areas of our life. How are weContinue reading “Lesson #25 MasterClass Online with David Mamet”

Lesson #24 MasterClass Online with David Mamet

Lesson 24 Life of a Dramatist We are a few lessons away from the end of MasterClass with David Mamet and the timing is perfect for the new year.  He really gets into the heart of what makes a real writer, and it comes down to getting in the habit of doing it. David comparedContinue reading “Lesson #24 MasterClass Online with David Mamet”

Lesson 22 & 23 of MasterClass Online with David Mamet

Lessons 22 and 23: Class was in session and I decided to play hooky on this lesson because I’m at a different place as an author.  David Mamet’s next two lessons are on acting techniques, casting actors, and methods.  Don’t get me wrong, David shares valuable advice with fellow writers but I’m going to saveContinue reading “Lesson 22 & 23 of MasterClass Online with David Mamet”

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas out there! This year’s holiday time is different from previous and I have mixed feelings.  The snow is finally falling Minnesota and I’m tucked away in my blankets on the sofa.  One good thing to come out this is the return to my laptop and novels on my own shelf.Continue reading “Happy Holidays!”