Punctuality Rules!

Out of Line?

You might not know, but I have a site where I review knitting books. So, imagine my surprise when I got this co-written email the other day. As a “LYS owner” we are thrilled to read your messages about upcoming books and your reviews. It helps us to stock our…

Calisthenics for the Brain

I was reading an interview in Time with David McCullough (the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, if the name doesn’t ring a bell), and this question caught my attention: Q: We don’t write letters on paper anymore. How will this affect the study of history? The loss of people writing–writing a composition,…

Tips for People Who Hate to Write

Last time we talked about the reasons people don’t like to write. Today, we’re going to talk about ways to help them. Dictate into a recorder rather than typing. Maybe it’s the physical act of getting words out of your head and onto paper/screen that’s too intimidating. So just try…

The Art and Craft of Fiction

“Those of us who have been writing fiction for a long time know how easy it is to get caught up in the act of writing, in the characterizations, structure, descriptions, dialog, polishing of language, and—that most hair-rending of all issues—whether or not it’s ever okay to use words ending…