September 2017

When to Share Your Manuscript

I tend to get excited about my stories while I’m writing them. I fall in love with the idea and the characters and I want to share that excitement with other people even as I’m working on the story. But when should you share your manuscript with loved ones, friends, or your writing group? There […]

Challenge of Writing Happy Poems


I’ve recently found myself in a few conversations about happiness and poetry. More specifically about whether I plan to write poetry about happier things. Coincidentally, just before that, I’d been thinking about why I write poetry. It all began with the thought about how I wrote a blog post about claiming titles. Calling yourself an […]

Poem: Fragmented Sorrow


There are times when I view your passing in a new way. A way that reminds me how much I’ve lost. A new way to mourn. A new experience I didn’t know I’d have, so I couldn’t fathom the loss of not being able to share it with you. Like when I was married and […]

Guest Post: Little Red Wagon of Excuses

Without meaning to, Christy wrote the perfect post to go with the conversations we’ve had on fear, doubt, and wasted time. When she shared the piece with our writing group earlier this week, it resonated so strongly with me and I knew other writers would enjoy the message too. Thankfully, she has allowed me to […]