I initially started writing this blog about winter and how it has kept its long, cold grip on us longer than any of us would have liked. Then, in looking at weather patterns, I ran across a couple of articles regarding the lime shortage. I don’t know how many of you were even aware that … Continue reading On Writing and Limes
I don’t know if you’re familiar with Dianne Jacob, but she is a well-known food writer. Her book, Will Write for Food, has won awards and she has a blog with the same name. I’m sure that few of you (if any) who read this blog are food writers, but I bring her up because … Continue reading Shutting the Voices
I truly cannot believe that Christmas is a week and a half away. As usual, I’m completely unprepared. During the past few weeks, I’ve thought about the upcoming holidays, what I'm going to get for people, what foods I'm going to prepare… Yet, as it does every year, it snuck up on me. I put … Continue reading A Moment of Time
Autumn is in the air now and there’s no mistaking that the summer is over. The leaves are turning, everyone has their Halloween decorations and other fall accoutrement on display, and coffee shops are advertising their pumpkin lattes. We’ve come to the end of another month and I haven’t gotten nearly as far in my … Continue reading Obeying the Muse
I’m going overboard. Well, depends on how you look at it. From a marketing perspective, a writer can never do too much. There’s no such thing. So, with that in mind, I’m setting off again for another writer’s event: The Left Coast Lesbian Conference, LCLC for short. And I will be co-leading a workshop on … Continue reading When Is It Too Much?
Someone said to me yesterday, “People think I’m stuck up, but really I’m scared.” It made me laugh because I’m much the same way. I’ve been so shy and introverted my entire life that meeting new people has always been a dicey prospect for me. I’m no longer shy about meeting new people because at … Continue reading The Comfort Zone
First, my chat and reading over at the Bar Rag is up for your listening pleasure. If you're interested, stop by when you get a chance to get a sample of Twice Bitten. Now, onto emotional stuff. In one way or another, writers face their fears. Some do it directly by writing about something traumatic … Continue reading The Painful Journeys of Writing