Table Rock Writers Group

Table Rock Writers Group

I was able to attend the Table Rock Writers Group in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 28-September 2. I was told about the Memoir class specifically by my dear friend Darnell Arnoult, who was slated to teach the Memoir class. So I signed up for Memoir, excited to...
Losing Words

Losing Words

I have been doing a lot of writing in the past couple of weeks. I wrote some pretty decent starts and dribbles for my memoir about the Epic European (and UK) Excursion at Table Rock Writers from August 29-September 2. But I wrote it all in a notebook and was beginning...
Words

Words

When mute words Fall on deaf ears And hard hearts Do not melt, The power we Deny ourselves By not speaking Kills the moment. Unleashing words Must open ears, Must ready hearts For receiving words; To empower each soul, In heart-warmed ways To utter those thoughts And...
Write On

Write On

I’m back at The Orchard Keeper in Speedwell, TN, for a few days. I’m not working on any particular project, just trying to get some decent writing done every day. I arrived around 3:30 or 4 yesterday afternoon, Sunday, and eked out a fiction piece about a guy who...
Remembering Ron Houchin

Remembering Ron Houchin

I first met Ron Houchin at the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman, KY, in 2009, I believe – it was first year at Hindman. He was one of the first people I remember seeing. He always wore a ballcap of some sort, t-shirt, and faded jeans. If there was ever anyone...