November Means?

November is an awesome month. I look forward to it every year, and not because of Turkey day and not because it’s fall. Nope! I look forward to it because as soon as the first comes around I have a perfect excuse to avoid all responsibilities, like feeding children and cleaning house. November means it’s […]

The Best Books on Writing

I realize that many of the writers in the KWA have found their personal strides.  But I am a writer still exploring my creative voice.  As both a writer of fiction and a poet, there are several books that I return to time and again to refuel and bring zest to my work.   Hopefully a […]

Can You Pitch?

Our July Program on The High Concept Pitch really educated members on the Dos & Don’ts of ‘pitching’ our work to readers, agents, and publishers.  HB Berlow led the program.  Then several participants whipped up their own “pitches” on the spot. The following excerpt is from HB’s article in the August  KWA newsletter.  For full text, […]

The Complete Writer

Writers talk about inspiration and where story ideas come from; characters and their names and quirks and personalities; locations and locales, whether they are gritty or exotic; where the story is going and how to get there. Writers talk about agents and publishers and query letters and pitches; self-publishing versus traditional publishing; their blog or […]

Writing Marathons

A writer rarely has the opportunity to just wallow in the writing, to enjoy it like chocolate covered strawberries.  Most of us feel obliged to our writing, serving the story or poem, and each effort requires a ‘product,’ an outcome that serves a purpose.  Maybe it will be the next scene or chapter, maybe we’re […]

An imagination roaming again…

As a writer who takes the business of writing seriously, I also like to escape the “seriousness” from time to time. My Blossom stories give me the opportunity to veer away from my many commitments in both life and with my publishers. They give me the chance to just let my imagination roam free. I […]

Need a bovine chuckle? Blossom has a new story

If you would like to take a step away from serious writing, if you need a chuckle or a simple feel-good story, try reading one of my Blossom and Ferdinand stories. Blossom is a cow with attitude and imagination. Let your imagination run free, too, and stop in to read her newest story: Pistol-Packing Mamas, […]