Fountain Pens.

When it comes to writing tools, I am an equal opportunity employer. Cheap pens, gel ink, liquid ink, expensive, ballpoint, and, of course, fountain. Fountain pens are my favorite. They are a bit fuzzy at times, but when they work, you can feel the words coming out of them. No struggle. Just flow. Two random […]

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Four Drafts

Here are the blog posts I’ve started to write this month and never finished (-some I never got further than the headline): I Watched Hamilton. There was crying. More? Whenever you publish a book-a book that may have taken you a year to make from nothing-people ask, “is there more?” This is excellent. They want […]

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How to Write a Short Story is Leaving Udemy

Hey, writing friends! How to Write a Short Story is leaving Udemy on July 31st. If you purchase the course before July 31st, you will continue to have access to it – no problem. But, Barbara – why are you taking the class of of Udemy? I’m actually building something pretty cool, and I need […]

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Licorice in the Time of Covid-19 is Now on Amazon

When someone locates a stash of black licorice at the local big box store, Judy is determined to secure the licorice for herself and her friends. Little does she know that Karen from her Facebook group is hot on her trail. Who will find the licorice first? Will it be Karen who only wants to […]

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Meet the woman behind the illustrations

Originally posted on Not Now. I'm Writing.:
The question I am asked most frequently about publishing children’s books is, “Where did you find your illustrator?” As general rule, I dislike any story that begins with, “I spoke it into existence,” but in this case, it applies and is true. After yoga class, I said,…

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kayaking on Christmas Trees

It looked like we were kayaking in tree tops. Our boats weren’t dragging, but two inches below the water’s surface were branches of what looked like pine trees. I thought it was an illusion caused by the sunrise, reflections and shadows, but when I put my paddle into the water, it made contact with soft, […]

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Postcards from nowhere

It’s cold in the RV, but the air is thick and wet outside. The sun sets later here than in other places. When it does set, there is no light pollution to keep you from seeing the stars and sunlight reflecting off other planets. As I was walking River this morning before the sunrise, I […]

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Short Story Course is Moving

What does this mean for those who’ve already purchased the course on Udemy? Absolutely nothing. You will still be able to access the course fully if you’ve already purchased it. Why ya leavin’, homey? Well, I’m building something, and I need this course to help me build it. Whatcha buildin’? Something for you, my darlings. […]

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