• Platform and Branding,  Publishing and Marketing,  Social Media

    Return from Lenten Leave from Social Media and a Visit from a Social Media Guru

    On February 16th I announced my intention to honor the Lenten Season by stepping away from social media. I began my “leave-taking” on February 18th. I returned last week having been away for a total of seven weeks. Here’s what I can share with you: I do not regret one minute away from social media. I breathed easier, wrote more, spent more time with my family, and found rich blessings in everything I saw and heard. I missed my social media connections, and I found myself thinking about taking a “peek.” I enjoyed a few days writing in unbroken time and solitude at the Willamette Writers Writing House; more about…

  • Quotations on Writing,  Writing,  writing resources,  Writing Tools

    6 Books Added to General Writing Resources List

    Winter has been too kind to the populous of the Pacific NW, and the season overlooked us in favor of other parts of the country. But in place of unkind and unending blistering cold, freezing precipitation, snow depths unbelievable to most of us, the lack of same at our end of the country allowed germs to blossom, multiply, and infect. My husband and I must have passed someone stricken with respiratory issues with the instinct that “paying it forward” meant anything and everything. If we could find the kind soul, we’d gladly pay back the germs shared. However, we’ve had some good reading time as we rested, drank lots of…