Category: writing

The Soul of Autumn

Last night was an evening of poetry and music, and melancholy reflections. The coolness of the gentle rain brought a reminder that Summer here is quickly coming to an end, as witnessed by the full blooming of the fireweed, and the ripening berries on… Continue Reading “The Soul of Autumn”

Another Sneak Peek

Have you ever been captivated by thoughts or ideas, becoming so engrossed that you forget about everything else? That was me yesterday. I completely forgot about Wednesday’s post! (Sorry) The good news is, I have completed 2 more chapters of our book. And I… Continue Reading “Another Sneak Peek”

A Day of Remembrance and Thankfulness

Today is Christian’s birthday. He would have been 17 years old today. For the past couple of weeks, I have tried to avoid thinking about this day. The pain of missing him is quite unbearable at times, and his birthday is one of the… Continue Reading “A Day of Remembrance and Thankfulness”

Friday Fun – Baked Alaskan

How to make 737,438 Baked Alaskans… With average daytime summer temperatures ranging from 55 to 78 °F (12.8 to 25.6 °C) across the state, today is a little hotter than normal. Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter…if anyone’s left to record it. I… Continue Reading “Friday Fun – Baked Alaskan”

Good Morning Sunshine

The dawn of a new day… We are entering into a heat wave here in Alaska. Our average temperature for this time of year is 67F. But the forecast says 78F today, and 87F by Friday. We have a saying here, “Alaskans don’t tan,… Continue Reading “Good Morning Sunshine”

Friday Fun #7 – Coffee

It’s time for a coffee break… I have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember. There is probably more coffee than blood in my veins. In fact, I my grandmother used to put it in my bottle when I was just… Continue Reading “Friday Fun #7 – Coffee”

90 Days to Published Challenge…

A leap of faith… “Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him…so shall your plans be established and succeed”. (Proverbs 16:3 AMP) In 2014, when he was in the 7th grade, I gave my son, Christian, a writing assignment… Continue Reading “90 Days to Published Challenge…”

3 Questions for Authors

Kindness in the world of wordsmiths… Through the years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful folks in the Author community. Without their kind generosity, my own journey into the land of writing would not have happened. Generally speaking, in the world of… Continue Reading “3 Questions for Authors”

Friday Fun #6

Fitness Program for Writers (or anyone with a desk job) As a writer, I spend many long hours sitting at my desk. But, as everyone knows, such a sedentary lifestyle is not good for your physical health. So, I created a fitness program just… Continue Reading “Friday Fun #6”

The 10 Commandments of Writer’s Etiquette for Social Media

10 Commandments of Writer’s Etiquette for Social Media What is etiquette and why is it important?… When I was a child, my parents taught me that there was a standard set of principles of what was considered to be appropriate behavior, as acceptable in… Continue Reading “The 10 Commandments of Writer’s Etiquette for Social Media”

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