Writers are so good about sharing what they have learned with other newbie writers. And by ‘newbie’ I mean anyone… Read more Endings – Close the Circle
Month: December 2013
Peaks and Valleys
What’s more boring during a road trip than straight, flat road? In my experience, nothing. Give me some twists and… Read more Peaks and Valleys
Thoreau’s Winter Thoughts
Today’s post features thoughts from Henry David Thoreau, found in his slim volume of mini essays called “On Man & Nature,” compiled by
Arthur G. Volkman,1960.
In northeastern Oklahoma today, in my world, the sun is shining brightly. The last scrappy remains of snow from the winter blast on the 6th and 7th of December, is finally melting away. Now, all
that remains is sand on the hilly roads and intersections, and a brown coating all over my …
Nearly Winter Solstice
The days are soooo short. I feel it in my bones and in my psyche. I long for the sun.Too cold to sunbathe outside, I lie where sunbeams pour
through the windows inside the house on the floor. The warmth soaks into my skin.
We are in the shortest two weeks of the year, and I feel that especially on cloudy days. Without the holiday parties and preparation for Christmas, I would be a homebody, content to sit and
Crime Writer’s Guest Blogger – ME! – On Finding Story Ideas
Today I’m sharing a link, rather than creating a new entry. This link is to The Crime Writer’s Chronicle –… Read more Crime Writer’s Guest Blogger – ME! – On Finding Story Ideas
The Wrong Place to Start – Beginnings and Endings
When I set out to tell a story, I usually start at the beginning. I’ve come up with a seed,… Read more The Wrong Place to Start – Beginnings and Endings
Thinking Like a Desert
Last week, I posted an excerpt from Aldo Leopold’s “Thinking Like a Mountain” with his ever-popular essay about understanding wild things,
Recently, during a stay in the New Mexican high desert, I stared into the eyes of a coyote.
She stood not twenty feet from my window, looking at the house, seeing, I supposed, the reflection of the bright midday sun on the window. She appeared curious, unafraid but cautious.