Words Matter Week

March 1-7 is Words Matter Week. As a writer and editor, of course, I know words matter. They are the way we communicate ideas and feelings. We can build up or tear down by the words we choose. But one Word matters most of all. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was … Read more

What I Learned from a Colorful Character: Eliminate This Word

Today I’m combining my response to the Blog Challenge for Words Matter Week with my entry in the What I Learned from Colorful Characters groupwrite project. You see, I’ve been married to a colorful character for nearly 43 years. I’ve laughed every day, and I haven’t been bored a single minute. Jack is smart, funny, opinionated, assertive, … Read more

A Busy Month in the Book World

March is Small Press Month. Though the Web site is dated 2009, there are some good suggestions on how to celebrate. The purpose of Small Press Month is to recognize the valuable work done by small, independent publishers. My novels, Stroke of Luck and Dream or Destiny, are published by a small press, GASLight Publishing, LLC. Dream or … Read more

Words Matter Week: An Invitation to Write on “Words Matter”

My last post tells about Words Matter Week, coming up next week. GregR wrote this comment: What would be fun if in Words Matter Week get a pile of Bloggers to post their thoughts under the tag WordsMatter to build awareness. Janice Campbell, Director of the National Association Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), the sponsor … Read more