It’s all about communication

There’s a very nice little mailbox standing at the end of our driveway. It meets all the requirements that Canada Post has for an individual rural mailbox … but our mail is not delivered there. Instead, we walk or drive the equivalent of about three city blocks to where a set of group, or community mailboxesContinue reading “It’s all about communication”

The Frustration of Misunderstanding

To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding. Anatole Broyard ~ I read agents’ blogs for several reasons. One is to learn as much as I can about the publishing industry. Another is to learn what separates one agentContinue reading “The Frustration of Misunderstanding”

Will Christmas cards become obsolete?

WooHoo!!! I’m done! Yes, I’m smirking. Every year about this time I begin to panic as I face the inevitable postal deadline for mailing out Christmas cards. It’s not like the middle of December doesn’t always arrive in the middle of December. It’s just that the date always sneaks up on me. But not thisContinue reading “Will Christmas cards become obsolete?”

Writing the Significant Versus the Superficial

This is a repost from two years ago. As I dug into the motivation of one of my characters last weekend, I encountered Cami Tang’s post on Seekerville regarding deep point of view, and somehow it seemed appropriate to revisit my thoughts. ~ A couple years ago I wrote about recognizing the need to ‘goContinue reading “Writing the Significant Versus the Superficial”

Another Use for Technology

Technology gets both kudos and criticism, depending on the perspective. Yes, we spend too much time on our assorted computerized toys… sometimes to the detriment of health and home life. But here’s one application of Apple’s new iPad that has to be a benefit nobody can deny. I knew there was a reason why IContinue reading “Another Use for Technology”

“Dog Speak” Says More Than You Might Imagine

My dog rarely makes a sound. He talks with his ears. If he needs to go outside he stands in the hallway and just looks at us… and looks… and looks. And eventually I notice the angle of his ears. There’s something about the way he holds them that suggests anxiety. When I ask ifContinue reading ““Dog Speak” Says More Than You Might Imagine”

The Significant versus the Superficial

Earlier this month when I wrote about recognizing the need to ‘go deep’ in my writing, to extract words that are uniquely my own, I reinforced my conviction that nothing significant comes from the superficial. So this week when Toni McGee Causey prefaced her question about ‘Comfort Reading’ with three poignant pain-filled vignettes it was asContinue reading “The Significant versus the Superficial”