Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many times, what people call ‘writer’s block’ is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but their writing skill is not up to the task of [...]

Friend Friday

June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You faithful followers know that Friday is *the* day to celebrate friend's new books around here.   Except when I mess up because of a book deadline and a move. [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence [...]

Friend Friday

June 9th, 2017|animals, family, Uncategorized|

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry ride to the west away. She is a gracious hostess, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.” Toni Morrison

Wednesday Wisdom For Writers

May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Harper Lee

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood

Listen Up!

May 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I have discovered a new podcast (new to me, that is), That Stack of Books, co-hosted by longtime KUOW radio host Steve Sher and the only librarian with her own [...]