Category Archives: Writing

White Board Worthy

I’ve recently returned from a writers’ retreat and was thinking about what words of writing wisdom I could share with my Monday blog readers . . . but then I realized our highlights are NSFW. My friends do not, and … Continue reading

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This is my 443rd week of posts!

I came across an old blog post the other day and it inspired me to update it. It’s from January 28, 2013 and titled MaryFranniversary. It celebrates a FULL year, 52 weeks, of Monday blogs. I was pretty proud of … Continue reading

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Doing my part.

As you probably know, I’ve been working on the sequel to A Stranger’s Child for almost two years now. It’s been slow going…a false start (that part will be book three), personal stuff, and the unexpected deaths of friends and … Continue reading

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Writing Inspiration?

Six weeks ago, I blogged about waking with a crazy idea for a new novel! Then I joked, just kidding, IT’S REAL LIFE. First of all, can I repeat that…SIX WEEKS. In that time, I have received a lot of … Continue reading

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I woke up this morning with a great idea for a new novel…

Just kidding. IT’S REAL LIFE! As a fiction author who has dabbled with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes, I am both fascinated and freaked out. Which is fascinating in its own way. You just can’t do this kind of research from … Continue reading

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MasterClass

I received a subscription to MasterClass for Christmas. I immediately went through the list of many offerings and compiled a wish list of classes I’d like to take. For those of you who are not familiar, MasterClass offers online classes … Continue reading

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Donut Fire

It’s no surprise that WORDS fascinate me. As a writer, sure, but also as a reader–and especially as a speaker–their origins and usage are of interest. Did you know that Merriam-Webster, America’s most trusted dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and … Continue reading

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And we’re off…!

It’s a new year. A fresh start. A brand-new beginning. Thank goodness, right? Last year was…an emotional challenge. Now I know, just like everyone knows, that a year is only a word to represent the turning of the planet around … Continue reading

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Wrapping up a month of Story

Keeping with the previous October posts, I thought I’d make a month of it and provide you with a sneak peek into Foe Be Us : Phobias Book 2, a collection of short stories (to be released at a later date), … Continue reading

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Hindsight

I considered sharing a story that’s not, how shall I say…um, creepy? Thrilling? Scary? Because I do write those, too. But then I thought, it’s October! It’s SPOOKY SEASON! So I offer you another short story to tingle your senses. … Continue reading

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