Archive for October, 2020

Women and Adversity: Deb Boyce Modern Suffragist

October 23, 2020

“Never,” Deb Boyce says when asked if she ever missed voting in any election, whether local, state, or national.  “I always try and vote my conscience and my heart,” she says. “I like ...

Women and Adversity: Willa Cather Journalist, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner

October 26, 2017

 Women and Adversity: Willa Cather Journalist, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner Teachers often assign one of Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy novels Song of the Lark, My Ántonia or O Pioneers! to t ...

Women and Adversity: Nomi Eve, Author

November 24, 2016

Nomi Eve, author of “The Family Orchard” and “Henna House,” knows how to breathe life into the past. This featured speaker at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association writers’ confere ...

Women and Adversity: Dame Cicely Saunders Founder of Modern Hospice

October 13, 2016

Hospice has comforted millions of people worldwide, thanks to the persistence, determination and research of Dame Cicely Saunders. This woman was born in England in 1918 of a wealthy family. At ...

Women and Adversity: Accepting a red eye

August 27, 2015

It was an accident. I lifted my left hand to scratch the corner of my eye, and the long nail on my index finger nipped the white. Within minutes the entire white of my eye was beet red, ruby re ...

Find Your Writing Niche: 5 steps to starting a blog

October 7, 2014

Writers want to write—all the time. Beginning writers can start with a blog. Step 1: Choose a topic Write 25 things you are interested in doing, e.g., traveling, swimming, jogging, se ...

Cut, cut, cut to get published

September 16, 2014

Beginning writers often say they couldn’t possibly cut one word from their story, novel or nonfiction piece. Not true. NOTE: Every story whether fiction or nonfiction, be it a novel, histo ...

NFPW is Pro Communicators

September 9, 2014

NFPW is Pro Communicators               NFPW, National Federation of Press Women, was founded in 1937 and has galloped into the 21st century accepting everyone in the field of communicati ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Enter my Contest

August 26, 2014

Many people avoid entering contests for fear of not winning. Bury that attitude for several reasons: 1)You learn to write on deadline. 2)You learn to follow instructions. 3)It can motivate you t ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Captions, The lifeblood of Pictures

August 19, 2014

A picture is worth a 1,000 words, but the purpose of the caption is to clarify the scene. I try to make the caption as short as possible, which can be a challenge. Things to remember when writi ...

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