It's that time again; time to commit to posting every day for a full month by joining in with NaBloPoMo. The point? Well, beyond the endurance factor -- of becoming a writing athlete -- there's the benefit from daily writing. I use it as a way to warm up before getting into book writing. And then there's the community aspect: joining NaBloPoMo is like joining a gym. You're writing in a group and feeding off that for motivation rather than writing alone.
I've had a bee in my bonnet, so to speak, the last couple of weeks. One of my daughter's best friends is my niece. I love my niece, but the things she has been saying to my daughter has made me question what she is learning and who she is learning from?...more
This afternoon I was on the phone with a close relative of mine who happens to be blonde. She says to me, "They should have made white a different color because white stains too easily." I didn't know how to respond to that at all....more
Will you be spending Thanksgiving with friends who tell great stories, a relative who has wonderful tales from "back in the day," or just someone special whose life you'd like to celebrate? Why not record their story in honor of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening the day after Thanksgiving (November 27th)....more