Posts tagged professional writer

Destroy, in Order to Thrive

“How do you feel about destroying what must be destroyed in your life?”     ~Danielle LaPorte As I struggle to find my focus and purpose for this re-launch of my writing career, I am thinking a lot about what I must first let go of. The good news is, I have never gotten far […]


What is my Passion?

“Hello. Hello again…” Remember this 1980’s song by The Cars?  (Listen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXpJ0bM5zbM ) That is what this blog is starting to feel like to me, and probably to you too, my dear pinballed readers. I know. I’ve been pinging around, up, down, and all over the place trying to land on a focus for this space. […]


Shifting Paradigms = New Stories to Tell

A little background first: sitting in church the day after my daughter’s first karate class, I had a vision of a grand battle. The characters who introduced themselves to me were an elite mother/daughter team of warriors. Who were these women? Who or what were they fighting? Why? Because of the setting I was in […]


The Novel Implied

“Look closely at your book and make sure that you want to see the novel it implies.”   ~Walter Mosley, This Year You Write Your Novel I take this quote a step further. When I look at my book ideas, I make sure that I want to read the novel that is implied. I have […]


Focus on Good Writing

Well, I’m back after a bit of a hectic hiatus. I don’t know if that’s an oxymoron, or perfectly normal but no, it was not a vacation! After much soul-searching, I’ve had to admit that I don’t want to blog about academic writing. While teaching is… alright… and I have some incredibly fun students in […]


My Foray Into Tech Writing

A few weeks ago, a generous client of mine, one for whom I have done some ghostwriting and copywriting, offered me a technical writing assignment. She is creating, generating, and revising hundreds of documents which are required for her company’s ISO certification. I agreed to try my hand at the technical writing and eagerly dug […]


Why Teach?

I am a writer. That is my primary identity when it comes to my job and my purpose. So why do I teach? At first, I taught because I didn’t know what the hell to do with a B.A. in English. Of course, the college counselor told me I could go into ANY field- everyone […]