Tag: Texas

Texas talk, colloquialisms, and weasel words – in my writing?

I wish I could say NO WAY! Can’t. When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them questioned this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”   Not understanding that my POV character’s internal… Read More

3 Necessities to be a successful writer

What does it take to be a writer? Is all you need to be a writer pen and paper or a typewriter or an iPad or laptop/computer with a word processor? Maybe all it takes is the latest… Read More

Friday on THE MILLER FARM: Episode #1: ROOSTER RESCUERS

The Millers are Sara, my daughter, and her husband, Brian, who have a mini-farm at their home in Aggieland. For my non-Texan readers, that’s Bryan/College Station, Texas. That’s right, in their backyard, a chicken coop with nine “Easter Eggers,” a… Read More

What my high school reunion taught me about writing BACKSTORY

Sitting at a table at my high school reunion recently, this thought struck me: “This is how backstory should work.” Huh, you say. Let me explain. I’ve know most of the people at my high school reunion more… Read More

FLAT STANLEY Adventure

I should have spent yesterday writing my ONE WORD WEDNESDAY blog for an  early morning post today. I didn’t. My daughter volunteered to help the son of an on-line friend in Minnesota  with his Flat Stanley Project. She  invited me… Read More

COLLOQUIALISMS and WEASEL WORDS

 When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them called me for this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”  She didn’t understand that my POV character’s internal thought meant he found himself in… Read More