Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

In this constant struggle of mine to find (make) time for reading, writing, and discussion, I have joined a few sites online.  (As well as two book clubs which is a whole other story!)   I am not sure if these sites will help me find more time or less, but I guess that only … Continue reading Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

Stop what you are doing and back up!

Please, if you are currently writing anything on a computer (or have in the last few days or weeks or months) and haven't backed it up yet, do so now! I recently lost (and I truly hope with all of my heart this loss is only temporary because of the many brilliant technology minds out … Continue reading Stop what you are doing and back up!

iGoogle – I love it!

I recently discovered the iGoogle feature from Google.  This Google product allows you to create a personalized page full of widgets that you select from a pretty large variety.  There are plenty of widgets that are helpful for writers such as a dictionary, thesaurus, and a widget that gives you a Word A Day from … Continue reading iGoogle – I love it!

Keeping track of 1,000 words a day…

Keeping track of 1,000 words a day is much more difficult than I thought it would be.  I have been writing every day, but I haven't necessarily kept count of the words.  I think that's actually okay, because keeping count at least got me to recognize the threshold of where I wanted to be and … Continue reading Keeping track of 1,000 words a day…

“Happiness comes when…”

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” -Teachings of Buddha I really like this quote because it does seem to capture the fundamental quality of what  “happiness” is.  It also reminds me of how essential balance is for true happiness.  We need to be mindful of what is … Continue reading “Happiness comes when…”

Why Do You Write?

Do you write because you want to say something or because you have something to say?  Do your write to communicate or to express an idea?  Do you have a story that just has to be told?  Do you like to talk, and continue to do so even when there is no one in the … Continue reading Why Do You Write?