The Online Amenities

On August 29th, Today’s Author posted a piece asking what are the online resources their readers use in their writing. This is one of the most glorious aspects of the technical age, in my opinion. Money and time are cost to the bone for a writer because of the availability of resources now. We have …

The Blank Page

I’ve been doing some type of writing for years. Blogging has been the most consistent though. Despite this being so, the sort of writing I like the best is the kind when I’m penning a story. (The other forms of writing? Well, there’s journalism, letters, and the never-ending lists -- and, indeed, fictional stories. I’m …

That First Time

I’m hoping to show improvement in my skill with descriptive narrative with something of my own creation. § The gutter of the street was littered with paper, Styrofoam cups, and cigarette butts. Maura Kendal hurried along the wide sidewalk trying not to cough as she breathed in the fumes from the cars and buses whooshing …

Autumn Storm

[I want desperately to be skilled at painting pictures with words. Studying what I’ve written for the first draft of my first-ever book, I’m acutely aware of how inept my writing really is. I still want to write my story, but I need to develop my abilities at this craft before I get much further …

Ugly Baby Class

During the last three weeks, I’ve subscribed to some blogs that I’m hoping will influence my writing skills, disciplines and motivation. I could just continue to write, hoping that what I put down in written words will sell. Others have done it before. But I was to feel confident about my writing. This in itself …