Outline or no?

Outlining is not a must, but from what I read, it’s considered the best way to do things. First let’s do: Last Clichés: Nose out of Joint — To be jealous or irritated, especially when one is supplanted or displaced by someone else. This term appeared...

Writing during the holidays

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc., and a very Happy, Healthy New Year! First, last clichés: Have one’s hands full—To be very busy, be completely occupied or to have more than enough to do. This dates from the 15th century, maybe earlier. See...

Life gets in the way

Can’t believe my last post was January 8, 2015! No excuses, but was sick, mother-in-law fell and broke hip, and now I’m back to work for a bit after being retired for a very long time. But have to work for our business. Last clichés: I don’t think so—Don’t agree with...

Attending workshops is important

I just attended the 2014 Arizona Writing Workshop in Tucson on Nov. 22nd. It was a great experience, and writers should attend classes and workshops and conferences. But first, last clichés: Racking my brain – To strain to discover a solution or to remember something....

Traveling and Writing

How do you handle your writing when you are traveling? First, last times clichés: Win Brownie Points – Earn credits to one’s good standing, advancement. This term comes from the system of awards used by the Girl Scouts of America, junior division, known as the...