Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Most of us are familiar with the concept of paying it forward – doing a kindness in return for a kindness paid to you. There was a great movie called Pay It Forward with the kid from The Sixth Sense in it. But did you know that there is an actual holiday for it?...
Taking Notes

Taking Notes

I’ve been taking notes a lot lately. In conferences. In workshops. While listening to other people’s conversations secretly. I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of writing. Creatively. Or even just feeling the pen gliding along the surface of my notebooks....
So Far Behind

So Far Behind

I’m supposed to write four blogs each month for my website. Let me be brutally honest: I’m really not crazy about writing blogs. I feel like no one reads them, and that they’re a waste of my time and energy if no one is reading them. I never get feedback on my blogs....
Big 80s Cruise Recap

Big 80s Cruise Recap

This year’s 80’s Cruise left from Port Canaveral on Saturday, March 5. We tested for covid, as was mandated, on Thursday afternoon, March 3, in Bristol. This was exactly one month after we had both tested positive for covid in February. We flew into Orlando on Friday,...
Upcoming Writing Events & Deadlines

Upcoming Writing Events & Deadlines

So many writing events and deadlines coming up in the next few weeks/months! Here’s my calendar. Feel free to investigate/add these events to your own calendars, too! January 22, 2022 => Darnell Arnoult, “Mining the Mother Lode” ($40, Send Check to Darnell –...
January Jumpstart 2022

January Jumpstart 2022

Every January, Tennessee Mountain Writers, Inc., sponsors January Jumpstart, a weekend of writing geared to jumpstart writers early on in the year, to inspire us to get writing as soon as possible! This year’s workshop facilitators included Darnell Arnoult for Fiction...