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Yeah Write #88: Write It Down, Write It Down Forever ( #amwriting #nonfiction)

When I was in junior high school, I would stop home for five minutes, lay my heavy book bag in its corner in my room, and dash back to the … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 24 Comments

Yeah Write #75: Pretty Boys and Handsome Girls ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

“I hope he doesn’t get called a girl too often…I can see why it would bother him.” The text hit my gut. On my baby’s first day of Kindergarten, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 13 Comments

Yeah Write #73: The Trend of Overpowered Women ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

Ever read a comment that made you do a double take? “There is no way a girl (woman) could beat a bunch of dudes in hand-to-hand combat. There are too … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #64: The Tread Marks on Your Face ( #amwriting)

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Yeah Write #62: In Between the Blurred Lines ( #amwriting)

“What are you?” They first time I heard that question was on a schoolyard playground in the early eighties.  I’d been amusing myself on the rusty swings with the hard … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 10 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #61: Out the Other Side ( #amwriting)

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Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #37: Missing the Bus (#nonfiction)

When I was in sixth grade, I had an opportunity to attend a special fall program at another school.  It would have required me to take the bus once a … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #5: Writer’s Doubt (#amwriting)

Don Music lives in my head.     Writer’s Doubt A question for a promotional writing contest for a book pinged in my mailbox the other day.   It asked subscribers … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #5: The Spotlight Effect (#writingtips)

If you mention it, it better be important. In a rush? Just want to skip ahead ? click here. I have been participating in a writer’s forum which I have … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 10 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #4: Kiai! Action Tags (#writingtips)

Characters don’t just speak, they do stuff. Eager? Just want to skip ahead to the examples? click here. It can be difficult for me to punctuate dialogue correctly sometimes because … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #3: The Fall of Said Bookisms (#writingtips)

Unless your character is a Parseltongue, she doesn’t hiss. If you want to skip the intro-babble and get right to the examples, click here. I’m old, thus, the infamous “said-bookism” … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #2: Basic Dialogue Punctuation

When you teach you learn. First, I want to take a tangent.  If you don’t want to read my introduction drivel, click here. I believe in those above words.  Out … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 10 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #1: Fun with Dialogue Punctuation (#writingtips)

I love dialogue. Sometimes I will write a  scene just so I can use a quippy exchange later. I adore how you can produce a different pace and evoke feeling … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 6 Comments

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

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