Found Treasures

My husband and I are engaged in a purge. We got a new car recently, which means that for the first time since we moved into this house eleven years ago, we need to use the garage…as a garage. So the garage and the basement are getting cleaned out, which means...

What Are Your Plans for the Next Two Weeks?

Over the next couple of weeks, starting on August 10, I’ll be teaching a planning course at Savvy Authors. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that planning is not something that came naturally to me, that I had to decide to do it....

Not My Thoughts, but Thoughts I Share

Undoubtedly, the most famous section of John Donne’s Meditation XVII is the following: No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a...

Friendship in the Digital Age

Recently, I was talking to a woman I met several years ago at RWA. I don’t remember who introduced us or how we became friends, but even though we rarely see each other, even though on the surface we have little enough in common beyond being writers, we follow...