Why I Love My Writing Passion

I try to write something every day, so my heart jumps with excitement when the house quiets down and the infernal telemarketers stop harassing me!! Most days I turn off the phone in order to complete the required work for my full-time employer, but their evening calls still continue. It’s … Read more…

Every Good Work is God’s Work

People sometimes chide me for expending my writing talents on “worldly” topics instead of on God’s work. That stings a little but I may be the bearer of bad tidings: First, I don’t get paid for blog posts but other than that, writing is how I earn a living. It’s … Read more…

My Writing Trigger

I wrote a story about a rainbow appearing over a slag heap in an ugly coal and woollen mills town, the one my father moved us all to after I graduated from high school at the age of 16. Mother long ago insisted she didn’t have that essay any more, … Read more…

Nervous about Joining a Writer’s Organization?

Will those writers accept me? I haven’t tried their kind of writing before. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t wonder deep inside if we’re going to get rejected for trying to join a group we might be unfamiliar with. Some healthy trepidation is normal when facing the unknown. While … Read more…

Why Writers Keep Writing

Authors John D. Wolf, Pauline Hager, Shirley Ann Parker and Linda Meckler

We humans are resilient beings. Even when tragedy strikes, we recover – bruised and battered and often in deep pain – and we go on, those of us they call survivors. Write your life story, they tell me, because your life is a novel. No, it wouldn’t sell because no … Read more…

Working from Home

Oh, this is a juicy one! Almost everyone who hasn’t tried it thinks that Working from Home is a cushy situation to be in! After all, you can do what you want when you want, right? Well, guess what? On behalf of all home workers everywhere, I’m telling you that … Read more…

Thank You, Dear Ancestor

Thank you, dear Ancestor, from the bottom of my heart. You won’t be surprised, but you launched my career as a writer! You gave me the genetics for it, and then I sought education on the finer points of writing, including deliberate rule-breaking. Yet until recently I didn’t realize what … Read more…

Writing the Script of Your Life

Even if you’re not a screenwriter, and most of us aren’t, can you imagine you’re writing the script of your life? YOU are writing the script of your life! Consider that someone’s going to make a movie out of your life, whether you want them to or not. You didn’t … Read more…

It Takes Whatever It Takes

It can be difficult to achieve goals, especially when there is no support from family members and only a little, rather bemused understanding from the rest of your group. Much of the time, you’re “it” and if you want to get somewhere, you have to really want or need to get … Read more…

Do We Need to be The Little Red Hen?

Picture The Little Red Hen from old English folklore with someone else’s guilt trips on her head as well as her own! I was always busy and active, probably too busy for my own good. In her defense I can say The Little Red Hen got to eat the bread … Read more…