Tag Archives: writers

2022: Writing Great Descriptions

Stories don’t work without descriptions—the reader needs to experience what the character experiences. The best way to write a great description is to close your eyes and envision the scene—lay out the scene in your mind before you write it … Continue reading

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2022: Once Upon a Time – Beginning a Story

I thought we might talk a little about the art of writing in the next few weeks.  I work with the teen writers at the local library, and we’ve worked hard on first lines for a story so it will … Continue reading

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2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Writers!

    Writing stories of experiences or making your own seems to be a natural thing for humans.  Many never do it, though they think of it, and many do it without ever sharing what was written. My experience this … Continue reading

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2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Big Magic!

    I’m reading a new book, Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray Love.  You might like it.  It is about living the creative life and is mostly geared toward writers, but also other artists. Some of … Continue reading

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2017 Life-Long Learning: Learning to Live With Allergies

    I’ve always been active and able to do what I wanted.  I know I’m not getting any younger but my allergies have been terrible this year.  I’ve had a stopped-up ear for over three weeks now, gone to … Continue reading

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2019 Life-long Learning: Learning About Books

    I spent the day yesterday at the Enid Public Library with 40 or 50 of my dearest friends. The Enid Author Fest just completed its third year – and it was a good one. We had poets, novelists, … Continue reading

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2018 Clearing my Life: SWOSU-Sayre Literary Festival

  I was asked to speak at SWOSU-Sayre’s annual Literary Festival https://newsok.com/article/5609767/swosu-sayre-fall-literary-festival-to-be-held-on-oct.-5 this last week.  I found myself immersed with a great group of people who love literature as much as I do.  Terry Ford and her staff put together … Continue reading

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2018 Clearing your Life: L A Talk Radio, The Writers Block Interview

    Sitting out here on the prairie writing stories, I’ve made some friends in California.  Thursday March 15, 2018 at 7:00 PST (9:00 CST) I will be a guest on The Writers Block radio show. LA Talk Radio the … Continue reading

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2016 CULTIVATING GRATITUDE: #WEAREOWFI!

     I’m proud to say I’m a member of the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. (OWFI) because WE ARE OWFI! That statement started last year after our conference and caught on.    I attended the board meeting today as a delegate from … Continue reading

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2016 CULTIVATING GRATITUDE: A Busy Season

    It’s spring!  Well, it felt like it yesterday even though the calendar said it wasn’t.  It is the beginning of a busy season for writers.  There are countless contests, conferences, festivals and book signings on the horizon. I began … Continue reading

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