Category Archives: writers

Do It Anyway

I’d been waiting for the bomb to drop. Not knowing who would be the first to criticize or question the Camden Writers’ latest anthology, What I Wish I Could Tell You, I felt on alert and anxious whenever anyone brought … Continue reading

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South Carolina Writers

Let’s hear it for South Carolina writers! Recently I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to read books by authors residing right here in the Palmetto State, Sandy Richardson and Roger Newman. Richardson is a retired educator who lives in SC’s Midlands.  Newman, … Continue reading

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Ada Lynn, Neely, & Cally

As I sat in our bi-monthly writing group critique this morning, I was reminded of this truth: Reading fiction expands your world. My world too. Two writers submitted chapters of the novels they’re working on, and two hours later, I’m … Continue reading

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Moose Burgers and Gym Bags

Being part of a writing group has helped me in ways too numerous to recount. At the same time, my membership has also made me a little more hesitant to write or to trust myself as a writer. For example, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Thankful for Asparagus

Since my son introduced me to the world of podcasts a few months ago, it’s become one of my favorite things to do while walking. I used to listen to my own thoughts, and then I discovered iTunes, and I … Continue reading

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Five Star Books

In an effort to be more attentive to this blog, I’m sharing a couple of recent reviews that I posted on Amazon. Though quite different from each other in theme and style, both of these books merit five stars. Home … Continue reading

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Dr. Farmer, Myra, and DeWitt

One of the presenters at the recent Rock Hill Intensive Writing Workshop said she blogged every day. When I asked her how she did that AND continued to write her mysteries, she replied that sometimes she might just put a … Continue reading

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No Exclamation Marks!

I want to write fiction. Without exception, every person in my writing group has a better handle on this than I. Some have published novels with traditional publishers, and one author currently has her book, The Quaker Café, on sale … Continue reading

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It’s Coming Along

  Since this is supposed to be a reading and writing blog, it’s time to share a little something about what I’ve been reading and a little something about what I’ve been writing. First, the reading. I totally buy into … Continue reading

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A Final Word

Good, bad, or somewhere in-between, a blog post is happening this morning. Although I’ve enjoyed working on our Camden Writers’ book, Serving Up Memory, I’ve missed the actual writing process. I looked at Kathryn Lovatt, our senior editor,  yesterday and … Continue reading

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