January 2018


In this installment of “Words to Write By,” I’ll review use vs. utilized, bear vs. bare, shuttered vs. shuddered, and breath vs. breathe. This series is a quick reference to help explain the difference between commonly misused words. I’ve received suggestions from other writers and readers on words they’ve seen misused in earlier parts of this […]

Guest Story: Campaign Trail


by Margaret Shaw Tom Walsh parked the Corvette in the empty lot and sat for a moment, his ruddy hands firmly on the steering wheel. He slanted his eyes left out the window, seeing and not seeing the green meadowland and the highway beyond. His mind was thankfully blank, between things. Most of the time […]

I’m cheating a little in this post since 2017 is the first full year that I have been blogging. I started in the fall of 2016, so I’m going to include statistics from the time I started this blog through 2017. Don’t worry, I won’t bother you with numbers of views for each post, but […]

Lessons from Other Authors

I’m constantly learning about, re-examining, adjusting, and experimenting with the writing craft. In the process, I pass on information to other writers in the hope that it will be helpful to someone else. Through the process, I’ve learned that a writer needs to be in the right place at the right time to receive helpful […]