Favorite Episodes: Tweet, Tweet, Tweet …

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

This post is written in response to Writing 101, Day 8: Expand a comment.

The other night before I went to bed, I was visiting with my fellow Blogging 201ers on The Commons for Blogging 201.  The conversation was all about our assignment, Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network.

ID-100344125I currently use three social media platforms to promote my blog: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  I have debated adding Instagram and Google+ to my social media mix and was hoping to find some conversation about both these platforms.  Continue reading

Favorite Episodes: It can wait until tomorrow…

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 5: Let social media inspire you and a delayed dare I say procrastinated response to Writer’s procrastination − a hidden virtue?.

Procrastination and I are no strangers to each other.  We are, dare I say, great friends.  Our relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships in my life, rivaled only by my relationships with my three sisters.

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Writing, Chocolate, Vino and the Blood Moon

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 11: Writing and not writing.


Writing, Chocolate, Vino and the Blood Moon

An Interview with Lynne Brown from the blog, from the sticks to the bricks and back again

Earlier this week, I sat down with Lynne Brown, a blogger who blogs at from the sticks to the bricks and back again.  Lynne, who is sometimes referred to as sticks, has been blogging for just over two years now.

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Tweet, Tweet, Tweet …

This post is written in response to Writing 101, Day 8: Expand a comment.

The other night before I went to bed, I was visiting with my fellow Blogging 201ers on The Commons for Blogging 201.  The conversation was all about our assignment, Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network.  ID-100344125I currently use three social media platforms to promote my blog: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  I have debated adding Instagram and Google+ to my social media mix and was hoping to find some conversation about both these platforms.  Continue reading

If you and I were having coffee right now …

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 10: Update your readers over a cup of coffee.

coffee shareIf you and I were having coffee right now … I would ask you how you were and how your work week was.  I would ask you if you had done anything special this weekend besides having coffee with me. Continue reading

A Writer’s Space

It is there at that desk in front of the attic window where I am supposed to sit and write.  I am surrounded by the tools of my craft – laptop, printer, thesaurus, dictionary, pens in a variety of colors, notebooks, ream of paper, scissors and tape (still used for the original cut and paste method I was taught in journalism school) and reference books (Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott; On Writing Well by William Zinsser; and even an old edition of The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White) to help fight writer’s block

Lynne Brown, Through the Attic Window

“Where do I write?” you ask.

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It can wait until tomorrow…

This was written in response to Writing 101, Day 5: Let social media inspire you and a delayed dare I say procrastinated response to Writer’s procrastination − a hidden virtue?.

Procrastination and I are no strangers to each other.  We are, dare I say, great friends.  Our relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships in my life, rivaled only by my relationships with my three sisters.

Continue reading