Friday, December 28, 2012


I received Stephen King's book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft for Christmas and I am enjoying the read. I have found some of it so entertaining and instructive, that I have read bits out loud to anyone around. My daughter pointed out that it seemed a bit like a nerdy writer's fest. I thought I'd best keep quiet and save all the quotes for my blog. So here they are...

On passive tense voice- "It is weak, it's circuitous, and it's frequently tortuous, as well."

On the use of abverbs- "the road to hell is paved in adverbs"
-----"while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine."

On vocabulary- "use the first word that comes to your mind, if it is appropriate and colorful."

I needed to be reminded of these points...and now I will never forget....

For more about Stephen King, check out his web-site and I am sure the book On Writing came from

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dreams of a white Christmas come true...

There's nothing like a little snow to make the season bright! One of my favorite times of the year are these days between Christmas and New Year's,  hunkered down in a cozy house. I am just starting to think of some New Year's resolutions/writing goals. Updating this blog more often will have to be one of them...But first we need to go walk in the snow!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hooray I did it. For PiBoIdMo I came up with 31 ideas. While they are all acorns now...and the squirrels should rightfully haul off a few and bury them, I look forward to working on finding the mighty oak in the bunch. It was a great month with loads of inspirational messages from PB authors. Free give-aways too. I highly recommend it.

I Can't Wait!!