Every Day Writer

Word journeys – the best kind of adventure!

Summer Sledding

It’s June in Florida. Hot and humid. The AC is running its heart out while the ceiling fans twirl in every room. When I step outside, it feels like I’m in a greenhouse. The weeds love it - you can... Continue Reading →

Ross Poldark and That Tiny, Silver Ring

That small, silver ring with the curvilinear “E” for “Elizabeth” had an interesting role to play in Season One of Poldark. Let’s take a glance back. Ross is about to leave with the military for the Americas. He and Elizabeth... Continue Reading →

Outlander and 18th Century Separation

Bidding farewell to a loved one in the 18th century was a constant test of the bond holding them together, coupled with the strength to carry on without them until they returned - if they did. You couldn’t call, or... Continue Reading →

Blogs – This Writer’s Balm

I’m a writer. I need to write. So when I’m at a crossroads on my current project or lamenting the long response time of a query, blogs are my go-to salve. I can free up my mind and write about... Continue Reading →

Poldark and the Power of Letters

Good stories thrive and survive on conflict, and Poldark serves it up in generous portions. That being said, my hopelessly-romantic heart sought to explore the life-changing power of letters (or lack of) in the 18th century drama. In Season One of... Continue Reading →

Outlander’s Servants and Blurred Boundaries

Season Two of Outlander brought us to Paris and the opulent apartment of Jamie’s cousin Jared. He’s hand-picked his servants for their loyalty, trustworthiness, and discretion. I wonder how a position description would have been worded. When Suzette and Magnus... Continue Reading →

Mind-Skipping Seasons

It’s April in Florida. The temperature will creep close to 90 degrees today, they say. So it’s going to be a real mind game for me to write about December in Minnesota. It’s been years since I weathered a Minnesota... Continue Reading →

Outlander’s Claire and the Gesture of Reaching Out

What do you do when someone reaches out their hand to you? What emotions/gut feelings surround your decision to take (or not) their hand in return? It’s a simple gesture, but there’s a lot that happens in the moments/seconds leading... Continue Reading →

Guilt-Free Writing

I’m a writer. I love writing. Every day. But what happens when real life gets in the way, and I end up in front of the computer doing everything BUT writing? When my brain won’t shift to writer mode, or... Continue Reading →

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