Focus on Writing

I don’t know why I expected writing to be any different. At work, I got interruptions all the time. It just went with the territory. I had tactics I used in special circumstances, like working at home, using the out-of-office email message, shutting the door. Growling at people who tried …

Gardeners and architects

I am loving the library this summer. Another free writers’ event today! This one was called Bringing Your Story to Life, presented by local author Aaron Blaylock. It was sort of a Writing 101 in 120 minutes. Jam packed with well-organized information for two types of writers – gardeners, who …

Tom Leveen on Description

My public library (Mesa, Arizona) has been doing a writer in residence program this year. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to learn from the professionals, like Tom Leveen. I’ve seen Tom Leveen speak several times and he never disappoints. He’s a great storyteller with tremendous energy, and he’s incredibly generous …