Category Archives: books

Very Good

This morning our local writers’ group met at Books on Broad, a delightful independent bookstore and coffee shop, and as always I left the meeting motivated to finish some projects I’ve been working on. Before leaving the bookstore, I wandered … Continue reading

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Voodoo vs. Hoodoo

The South Carolina Writers’ Association Board met for lunch a couple of weeks ago to go over old business and to discuss current and future events. I’m not the secretary and wasn’t taking notes, but I’m enthusiastic about the organization … Continue reading

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What Are You Working On?

Critiquing behind us, someone at our writing group meeting asked what everyone was working on. I mentioned that I wrote a little something every day even if it was just jotting down a gratitude list or some observations on something … Continue reading

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Name Change?

I enjoy blogging. It gives me the opportunity to write about things I care about and share them with others. Plus, blogging puts me in touch with other like-minded people who may think similar things….or who can teach me a … Continue reading

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Just-World Fallacy

    This morning a Facebook post from June 4, 2011 popped up among my memories of that day and prompted this post. Have you ever wondered why good things happen to bad people, especially when the cheating, no-account, lazy, … Continue reading

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Work-in-Progress

Anyone who’s read this blog on even a somewhat regular basis knows I’ve written a book about teaching community college students. Truthfully, the book is more of a project, a work-in-progess, since it’s still on my Mac awaiting edits. It … Continue reading

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Pistol Packing Grandmother

It’s turning out to be a mammoth task, this family history that I’ve been working on for a couple of years. I’ll start and stop and then start again. I’m fascinated by the people and their lives, but well, I … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

I’ve been doing more reading than writing this week. What can I say? So many good books to read, so little time. And I’m trying to follow the advice of successful writers who say good readers make good writers. I … Continue reading

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Read the Syllabus

I listened to a great podcast this morning, engaging and informative—engaging because of the personalities, enthusiasm, and energy of the podcasters and informative because of the tips they shared with listeners. Professors/instructors at a two-year college, Paul Crolley and Carl … Continue reading

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Emma’s Boost

In the years since retirement, I’ve read and listened to all sorts of advice about writing. Don’t use “it” so often. Show, don’t tell. Don’t be so thematically heavy-handed. Use said, not murmured or yelled. Make your dialogue realistic. Stay … Continue reading

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