Fiction Friday: The Joy of Teaching

Posted Aug 28 2015

A couple of weeks ago I taught a writing class at the Words Worth Writing Center here in Dayton. (Well, actually in the conference room at the Oakwood Starbucks). I tried teaching for the first time last Fall, three 2-hour classes in three weeks and I was so nervous I couldn’t really enjoy it, but […]

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Fiction Friday: Work Ethic vs. The Muse

Posted Aug 7 2015

When I was in New York for the RWA national conference in July, I got a chance to see two of my writing idols: Jenny Crusie and Nora Roberts. It’s hard to imagine two writers whose philosophies are more different. Jenny was my instructor in the romance writing certificate program at McDaniel College. I give […]

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My Life Monday: Beauty is in the Eyelashes of the Beholder

Posted Aug 3 2015

A few weeks ago my 11-year-old granddaughter was visiting and we agreed to trade pedicures. She judged my inventory of nail polish to be completely inadequate, so we made a quick trip to the store to pick up better (to an 11-year-old, anyway) colors. The false eyelashes were right there beside the nail polish. While […]

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