ADVERBS DO NOT appeal to me, but Sue said to use one so I’ll use it quickly.
July did not seem quick, but I guess now’s as good a time as any to look back at it.(more…)
TODAY’S END MARKS the close of another month in a year which seems glacial at times, but also rapid because we’re more than halfway through it.
I want to take a few minutes to say thank you to each of you who return to read this blog.(more…)
When I was a journalist, I was always on the lookout for ways to become a better writer.
Since I write posts a lot more now, I’ve been on the lookout again.
Yesterday, I saw the best tip I’ve seen in a while about how to write better stories.(more…)
Wordpress.com was nice enough to supply me with a post idea, and a post, after a long drought.
Once during 2014, I posted to this blog every day for 45 days.
Click the link below for some other number nuggets you may not believe.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.
They said it couldn’t be done, but it’s done. (more…)
Each time I get writer’s block, which is often, I look for writing prompts to make the light bulb come on.
It’s generally a good bet no matter which list of prompts I read, the question of why I write — or some variation of it — will be included.
So I decided to answer it. (more…)
A few days ago, I walked into a local bookstore on a mission.
The new year is upon us, and there are already a few things I’ve noticed.