Crafting a Story

Crafting the Story of Your Wonderful Life

Feb. 28, 2021 by

After spending three months editing, rewriting, and trimming my novel, I have discovered some similarities between the craft of writing a story and the craft of living a life.   And I wanted to share some of my observations with

Time to make a change.

Preferring My Life of PB&J and Never Tasting Success     

Sep. 27, 2018 by

Nothing against peanut butter and jelly. I love a good PB & J on white bread. Tasty. But sometimes it’s not the tastiness that attracts me. It’s the easiness of it.  And therein lies my loss. The comfort of the

Beta Reader or Life Reader – Listening to and Learning from Others

Sep. 14, 2018 by

Being criticized hurts. I used to cry about it, but my skin is tougher now. As a writer, being critiqued is a necessity. You get familiar with it, and it doesn’t seem so life shattering anymore. I know the opinions

Just Another Manic Monday – Are you too busy?

Mar. 28, 2018 by

If I hear myself say, “I’m so busy” one more time I’m going to toss my phone in the James River and hide the power cord to my laptop. Lately, it seems like every other email I send starts with,

Knowing When It’s Time to Rewrite Your Story

Mar. 7, 2018 by

It’s time to rewrite the story. I believe we all have our own stories to live. We live them, make our choices, deal with the consequences, and move on. But what if we could go back and change the story?

When It’s Time for the Dream to Go

Mar. 30, 2017 by

Letting go of my dream isn’t something I thought I would ever consider. Over the weekend, I had a meltdown, though. I got to the middle of my Saturday and realized I’ve been spending my life in one place while

Life Hurts– What Happened to It Being Easy and Light?

Life Hurts– What Happened to It Being Easy and Light?

Nov. 17, 2016 by

The sun’s shining, the birds are singing, and life is copacetic. Having an anvil drop on your rainbows and kittens isn’t even on the radar. But then it happens. A cold wind blows. The birds scatter. And life throws up

Formatting a Life with Impact and Purpose

Formatting a Life with Impact and Purpose

Jul. 21, 2016 by

Formatting I may have misjudged the importance of formatting. (Heavy sigh) You know, rules have never been high on my list. Not that I’m a big rule breaker. I’m pretty much not a rule breaker, except for the time I

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Jun. 23, 2016 by

– Life, Faith, Love, and the best is yet to come! I’ve been thinking about life lately. Well, maybe that’s not accurate. It’s actually death I’ve been taking sideways glances at.  Death. It’s right there, and yet we hardly talk

Blizzards, Challenges, and Finding Adventure when You Think You Can’t

Blizzards, Challenges, and Finding Adventure when You Think You Can’t

Jan. 28, 2016 by

Warriors do not shy away from adventure. At least that’s what I’m starting to believe, and that’s one of the reasons I ventured out into a blizzard last week. Since I made Warrior my word for the year, I’ve been

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