The first accessory I ever coveted.

In second–maybe third–grade, I had a Strawberry Shortcake watch with a red leather strap. It was the first accessory I ever coveted. It was a wind-up watch, not a digital, and I wore it ev... Read More

This morning I misplaced an entire folder of work. Here’s what I realized.

If you told me one day I’d be looking for a file on my computer–a novel draft–and, unable to find it, I would shrug and think well I guess I have to start over without despair, with opti... Read More

Dear Summer Days, (Letter Series)

If you click on Letters under categories of past blogs, you’ll see the whole series. This series is a nod to the idea of letter writing, which I love with a burning nostalgia that makes me long ... Read More

Day 24. Scene-a-day.

Prompt: Write a scene where a person is trying to cover up a mistake he/she made. This year I am adding an incentive for people to post their scenes or at least a snippet from their scenes as a reply ... Read More

Day 23. Scene-a-day.

Prompt: Write a scene of misunderstanding. This year I am adding an incentive for people to post their scenes or at least a snippet from their scenes as a reply to each day’s prompt. Anyone who ... Read More

Day 22. Scene-a-day

Prompt: Write a scene where a pet figures prominently into the action. This year I am adding an incentive for people to post their scenes or at least a snippet from their scenes as a reply to each day... Read More

Day 20. Scene-a-day

Prompt: Write a scene in first person stream of consciousness. This year I am adding an incentive for people to post their scenes or at least a snippet from their scenes as a reply to each day’s... Read More

Scene-a-day. Day 19.

Happy Friday! Prompt: Write a scene at a grocery store. This year I am adding an incentive for people to post their scenes or at least a snippet from their scenes as a reply to each day’s prompt... Read More

Day 18. Scene-a-day

Today’s prompt is inspired by real life. I have a doctor’s appointment today, and I hate going to the doctor. Prompt: Write a scene at a doctor’s office. This year I am adding an inc... Read More

Day 17. Scene-a-day.

No worries if you haven’t been playing along so far. You can do as many or few scenes as works for you. Use it as a writing warm-up. Use it to explore aspects of a longer work you’re worki... Read More