Favorite The Beginning of It All

When I first began writing, everything was about extremes. I focused on making my characters as beautiful they could be, having as much fun and excitement as possible, and the bottom line was that I kept myself entertained. I wrote because … Continue reading

Roman Writers’ Haunt

Are certain places more “lucky” or “fruitful” to write in than others?  Are there spots that have proven so inspirational and productive to ghosts of authors past, that writer-pilgrims can visit them and be filled with fresh ideas? While James … Continue reading

Fear of New Things

In the art world, and in most places of life, change can come as fast as a tsunami wave–and my reaction to change may be compared to the terror of standing on the beach, watching the incoming wall of water, and … Continue reading

On Writing, Skiing, and Trying Again

Get up, don’t trash-talk yourself, and write/ski/try again.  Those of you living in the Seattle area might know that yesterday was the final day the Steven’s Pass was open.  A generous friend gave my husband and I some free rental … Continue reading