Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Getting My Ski Mojo Back

  “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary   It was a bluebird day; sunny, clear, and cool. I was in my happy place, skiing an alpine mountain. We were on Headwall at Squaw Valley, and although there’s “no easy way down,” the four of us took what we consider…

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The Problem with “Show Don’t Tell.”

Over the past eleven years of writing novels, I’ve learned a lot and work continuously on honing the craft. I especially appreciate the improvements I’ve made by attending weekly meetings with the Berkeley Writer’s Circle. The most frustrating law of the literary world for me, going hand-in-hand with the deep “point of view” rule I…

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Why I Write: A Glimpse into My Life

“Scratch a writer and you’ll find a walker.”~ Tegan Bennett I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I write, I cry. Not out of sadness but a deep passion. I have this strong desire to make a difference and a belief that words can change the world. During my book signing at Barnes &…

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The Birth of My Book

THE BIRTH OF MY BOOK   This past Mother’s day, I reflected on how I never knew I’d be blessed with a child. In my past life, my identity seemed wrapped around fancy corporate titles—including VP of Marketing, Senior Competitive Marketing Analyst and Product Marketing Manager. I loved these titles! They gave me power. Respect.…

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