Dear Loyal Reader, it is officially spring. With the change of season comes a change to the REMARKABLE! News. You may not notice the difference, but I’m sending this via a new platform. I’m hoping it reaches you and doesn’t end up in a spam folder. Basically, I’m writing the newsletter on my website now–from… Continue reading March Newsletter: The Glam Life of a Writer?
Category: The Creative Life
She’s Killing Knit
Debbie knit (actually crocheted) FIVE comfort shawls for the Cozy Butterfly Project! Thanks, Sh’awl! Last week, my good friend and sister writing group member, Debbie Broderick, delivered not one but FIVE comfort shawls to Hospice of Southern Maine as part of our Cozy Butterfly Project. I was totally blown away by her generosity and adeptness… Continue reading She’s Killing Knit
Coffee. Classical Music. And LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY.
I was an enthusiastic but not precocious reader from an early age.
Author Q & A: Cozy Mystery Author Sarah E. Burr
Learn more about cozy mystery author, Sarah E. Burr and her many ongoing series, her penchant for all things graphic design (and candles), and why writers need to take a break now and again.
The Earrings of Oz
As much fun as blogging can be, I wish I could just sit with you in a cafe, Dear Reader, and talk about books and the literary life for awhile. –Shelley Burbank What do you think of the Oz earrings? Aren’t they cute? I adore them, not least because my friend Wendy, a fellow writer… Continue reading The Earrings of Oz
Writing Life: Heading Over the Rainbow
Writer’s Brain I don’t know about other writers, but if I spend too much time researching, reading, recharging, or goofing off rather than tapping away at my keyboard doing actual writing, I get as agitated and depressed as a Kansas farm girl watching her balloon-ride home drift away into the heavens. This is my state… Continue reading Writing Life: Heading Over the Rainbow
Writing Life: The Cozy Comfort of Knitting
When you find yourself distracted and upset by the outside world, sometimes there’s nothing better than picking up a couple of hefty needles and a skein of soft, bright, bulky yarn. Read on to hear about how a simple knit stitch project like this comfort shawl can lift your spirits in crazy times. March.… Continue reading Writing Life: The Cozy Comfort of Knitting
Writing Life: Spring Cleaning My Tech
“Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” –Albert Einstein Every so often, the need to simplify, downsize, and clarify, grabs hold of me and I become a whirling dervish of activity: selling tableware, giving away books, tossing files from filing cabinets, bundling up old clothes to… Continue reading Writing Life: Spring Cleaning My Tech
Author Q & A: Nancy Gardner
Nancy Gardner, whose new novel, DREAM STALKER just came out in both ebook and paperback, likes to garnish her mystery stories with a paranormal twist. DREAM STALKER is the first in a series of three books the New England author has planned. It tells the story of Lily Scott, a modern-day Salem witch who is… Continue reading Author Q & A: Nancy Gardner
Writing Life: 3 Cool Ways to Work Around Procrastination
Procrastination. As a writer, I’ve built elaborate scaffolds of procrastination, making work that is really an avoidance of the work of novel-writing. I’ve built a website. I started a blog. I created a new Facebook account. I began writing female-empowerment flash fictions to post on Facebook. I made an Instagram account. I took photos of… Continue reading Writing Life: 3 Cool Ways to Work Around Procrastination