Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

Q: Why do you write strong female characters?

A: Because you're still asking me that question.    —Joss Whedon                                                        

I recently discovered a couple of shows with two things in common: kick-ass females and Joss Whedon. (The Dollhouse and Firefly, both streamed on my Kindle.)

Writing is a way to set wrongs right, to inspire, and to show what could be, or even better, what should be.

It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


I've missed TWO Wednesdays!

Today, I'd love for you to forgive me by dropping by a new monthly gig I have at Mysteristas and commenting on the intro they did of me by way of an interview.

And I promise to get on the ball for our Wednesdays. I like 'em too.

It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth." — Gao Xingjian

I love this quote. (Happy birthday to me.)

It's all better with friends.

Friday, January 1, 2016

What I Want

Happy New Year!

Doesn't 2016 have a great ring to it?

Here's what I wish/want for each one of you:

First of all I want you to have the freedom to desire. So many, in other countries and even ours, don't. They can't imagine the option to imagine. To dream. I want that for you.

Then I want each of you to find the courage to step off the edge of the top floor of the high-rise and replace your fear with love. To trust you can knit your wings on the way down. Step out in faith.

And if that doesn't work, and you land with a splat, I want you to pick yourself up and climb those steps again. And while you walk up those steps, consider what you'll do differently this time. Failure is okay. Failure provides information that success doesn't. Which sort of means that failure is success. Use it.

I believe that each of you has a mission, a story to tell, other lives to impact. Trust the process. Trust yourself.

Be stubborn. Be focused. Be determined.

And I'll be right there wtih you.

It's all better with friends.