Soul Connection

  What was your question? Was I supposed to ask a specific question? You were waiting for my answer. Are you trying to make me crazy? Trying? Are we on different pages? Anything is possible, but I don’t believe we are. You are different than others, in the unique sense of different. Are you finally…

Bleeding Heart

Art by Michal Boubin. today you destroyed me; my laughter ceased. i felt the pain driven deep within my heart, as you lashed out against me in a furious rage. i stood before you rendered powerless, struck by your ardent emotional outburst. your words, like daggers – were stabbing, were slashing; tearing violently through my…

The Nuances of Twitter

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
Please Don’t do that! Please don’t drop your head into the palm of your hand and moan, “Oh gawd, please not another one!” because of this, I promise you, is not ‘just’ another one. I’ve been making mental notes about the activity that I have found disspiriting regarding Twitter…

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

  It may appear to many that I have abandoned my blog since my last blog of May 5, 2016; however, while things beyond my control have usurped my life for the last year and a half, I did not quit, which is why I did not remove my blog. I did, however, take a…

Writing Outside The Box

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
“Think outside the box” has always been one of the phrases I love to hate. In my agency days, it was something that echoed up and down the corridors, usually tripping lightly off the tongue of some overpaid creative director-type who couldn’t come up with…

The Munich Girl Book Review

The late Caroline Gordon, an American novelist and literary critic, said of writing books, “A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” The Munich Girl by best selling author Phyllis Edgerly Ring does just this; it wafts us via a…

Books, birthdays and butterflies

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Enter by Feb. 6 to win. As my novel, The Munich Girl, reaches more readers, I’m continually moved and surprised by the level of response that the book is bringing. It’s a privilege to receive readers’ impressions about themes that weave through the story. Gayle Hoover notes,  “It’s…

Weekend Edition: Writing The Hard Stuff

Yesterday, I was reading the blogs that I follow, and I came to Jamie’s “Live to Write-Write to Live” blog titled Writing the Hard Stuff, and I found myself gulping Jamie’s every word. It was a slap upside my head while simultaneously stirring up so much emotion I had buried deep in my heart. I…

Writing Groups: Yea or Nay?

Originally posted on Word Nerds:
How many of you belong to a writing group? If so, do you like it? I’ve always wanted to join one. There’s not much in the way of writing groups or book clubs where I live right now. But! There are groups in the city I’m moving to (hopefully in…