Prompting prompts

Over the holidays, two lovely writers posted a series of writing prompts on their blogs to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas.  You can see a few of them here and here. I have to admit, I was sorely tempted to write for each writing prompt.  Reading each one inspired a story that urged me to write it, but … More Prompting prompts

Out on a limb

New haunt, new grounds, Makes an old dog run around; In his way is a big tree, Up he goes to have a pee! Yes, folks, that’s my best attempt at poetry.  I know, I know, I should be embarrassed, but I’m not. Poetry is not my thing.  I admire those who can turn a … More Out on a limb

Precise Writing

These posts are a bit more daunting that I had anticipated.  What on earth do I use as an example?  Of course I had intended to use my WiP, but how am I supposed to know what constitutes good or bad writing in my work? Oy vey! That’s a topic I’ll tackle some other time, … More Precise Writing


In this first of twenty-five posts, I will explore the first point of advice contained in the Writer’s Digest article 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day.  I hope you find my little public exercise useful. 1. Flow A piece of writing is a living thing. Our goal should be to … More Flow