Freelance Writing

I Made a Promise to Myself

It was the summer of 1984, not long after my eleventh birthday, and my first trip across the Atlantic would shape my world in ways I never thought possible. We’d been riding in a motorcoach, walked miles all over Rome, and at the base of the Spanish Steps, I stopped. I was exhausted and needed…… Continue reading I Made a Promise to Myself

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Living The Promise in the Dash

Last week, in the mail, I received a box. It was a birthday gift from my Dad and what I found inside was priceless. The first on-board to help me tell this story, he rounded up one of my old photo albums, and though they were tucked behind cellophane sheets, I could still feel the…… Continue reading Living The Promise in the Dash

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Future Freelancer in the Making

When I say I started writing young, I mean it. See picture above. My first ever story, I now know, is called micro-fiction, was written at age seven. But, my first love is poetry. Maybe it’s the need to get things down on paper all at once. Maybe its the cadence of the lines and…… Continue reading Future Freelancer in the Making

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

If you’ve been following this blog for the last few months, you know I began writing my life story. Well, my life story so far, anyway. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? We know ourselves, we know our stories, and we know the chronological technical details. But, somehow, when you sit down to write it…well,…… Continue reading Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

In the cupboard-sized alcove of an independent bookstore in Vermont, the red spine of this book caught my eye. Then, I saw the title, and almost of its own accord, the book was open in my hand, my eyes scanning the pages. Though I’ve not quite finished with this book, I thought what a perfect…… Continue reading Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

Before we hung up our book reviews for 2018, I offered a taste of some of the books I had in my “soon to be finished” pile, but like all things around the holidays…life happened. Then, the new year, and working to get everything launched and organized with our updated blog and new website. Until…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

I received this novel as a gift from a friend who knows my taste in stories. I knew of Rick Springfield as both a musician and actor and am now pleasantly surprised to find him a great storyteller and author. Magnificent Vibration is a short novel which asks (and answers) the questions: Why are we…… Continue reading Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

book reviews · Freelance Writing

How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

In any given week, I read between 2-3 books with at least another 2 in the wings either half read or in the “to be read soon” pile. Thankfully, I read FAST. But, I don’t WRITE as fast as I would like. Unless, of course, I’m on a deadline, then I write like the wind.…… Continue reading How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

Let. Out. Valentine. Emotion. Smile at the next person who walks by you. Hug, or virtually hug, a loved one. Kiss your mate. Now, practice these 3 things for the next 30-days, take 2 Conversational Hearts, and don’t call me in the morning. See where smiling, hugging, kissing, and conversations lead. Mindfulness practice to de-stress…… Continue reading LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

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Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

Have you ever felt like if you just held on long enough and let the storm pass, things would go back to the way were? We all hit the “if only” obstacle at various stages of our lives and I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few months. Things could go back…… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again