Why I Like Iowa

Iowa is a very popular place to be this week. I would like to be there as well, but not for the caucus. I have high regard for the University of Iowa and the International Writing Program that they deploy across the world. They also offer a two-year residency writer's program http://writersworkshop.uiowa.edu/ You can find a … Continue reading Why I Like Iowa

Number One Writing Tip – to get more done

All you need to know to keep the writing flowing . . . Turn off all the extras on your computer - No social media connections at all. Without the interruptions you will find a flow. If you think you have writer's block and in need of inspiration, don't go to the web. Stay away … Continue reading Number One Writing Tip – to get more done

Self-reflection Before the Holidays

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done deals, maybe we can concentrate on the holiday ahead. Not the shopping, baking and gift buying. . . Instead, I'd like to suggest that we take time to do a bit of self-reflection. Think about your life in whole and the finger … Continue reading Self-reflection Before the Holidays

Spending More Time Writing (Authors stressed by multi-tasking)

Writers of fiction want to create a world and live in it. They live to write every detail of the world they envision knowing they will most likely edit much of the prose out. When we're not writing we are thinking about our stories, sometimes even having conversations in our heads with our most vocal … Continue reading Spending More Time Writing (Authors stressed by multi-tasking)

Getting Educated for Free – Writing, Music Appreciation & more

Broaden your horizon - learn new things about this wonderful world. Many people went to school years ago, you got a degree, BUT there is so much more to know in these fast changing times.  Some of you may never had gone to college at all - BUT it is never too late to learn something new.  Everyday we have … Continue reading Getting Educated for Free – Writing, Music Appreciation & more