I’ve been interested in my family roots ever since I had to write a report in 10th grade called “My Family Tree”. I remember that I took it seriously, interviewing both my grandmothers and taking notes like a reporter. I drew maps, created family trees and spent a lot of time and effort in writing … More Ancestor hunting online? Here are a few tips I wish I’d known before I started
I announced a couple of days ago that I’m finally done (after nearly five years) with my writing Work-In-Progress. My WIP, as I affectionately called it, can’t even go by that name any more. What should I call it now? FIP? As in Finished Project? Even though I say it’s finished, I can’t seem to … More When it’s hard to let go of the writing…and Jim Thorpe
When the writing is done and the courage is found to send a query letter to a publisher … More Where the Writing Rubber Meets the Road
My last blog was about citing as you write. And I’ve spent the last couple of weeks paying the piper, so to speak, for failure to do so. I’m writing a book on local history, based on part of my family that lived in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As I’m researching about the people and area, I’m … More The mysterious synergy of the writing life
This morning I made the banner above to set as my desktop background. That’s because I didn’t do what it says, although I’d read over and over again about what good practice it is, what a good idea it is. As a person who’s mostly dabbled in fiction, however, I never thought too much about … More Cite as You Write!