The best thing is to write anything, anything at all that comes into your head, until gradually there is a calm and creative day.

Stephen Spender


This lady brought an aspect of her personality out to the exterior through simply wearing a hat during Mardi Gras. Was there a time a prop helped a part of you surface?

Driving tips

Word is that South Dakatoans are being encouraged, “Don’t jerk and drive” during the dangerous driving snowy season. What’s your scariest inclement weather driving story?

Fav books of 2014

Book treeAfter I shared my book tree on Facebook, a friend asked for my five favorites. For those who write their own story the five – some are old and trusted while some are new to me in 2014 – would be:

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer

How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing by Scott Dikkers

Your Life As Story by Tristine Rainer

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir by Elna Baker

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris