Writing

Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.

In my house, the tell-tale sign of a new year approaching is directly correlated to the increasing number of Post-it's and gum wrappers lying around covered with "dates to remember."  Yes, it's time to buy a new calendar.  For many, it's also the prime season to get organized and take charge of LIFE for the coming year. I'm… Continue reading Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.

Writing

A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”

12:31 pm: Dear Diary, Oh!  Mail’s here.  I’ll just have a quick look -- a few  manuscripts circulating. 12:32 pm: Oh joy! Oh bliss!  My poem to the magazine I have desperately been trying to break into...was not immediately rejected!  I received a postcard with my name and address handwritten on the front and a… Continue reading A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”

Writing

Let This Be the Red-Hot Poker That Prods You to Submit

Before you flee in X-rated uncertainty (or, maybe that's why some of you cheekier-ones are here?), let me clarify that the submission I speak of is rated "G" for writer-ly audiences.  Yes, I'm talking to you, writers, whether you are aspiring, professional, or just have that one story that's been burning a hole in your… Continue reading Let This Be the Red-Hot Poker That Prods You to Submit