Writing For The Fun Of It

Years ago, before the Internet, writing letters was a very popular form of communication. People looked forward to receiving letters from their friends and family. The longer the letter, the more fun it was to enjoy the information that the other family member or friend was sharing. I remember that in our family we selected […]

Writing From The Headlines

It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction. As you look at some of the titles of the headlines in our everyday notification about what is going on in the world around us in the news it can be mind stretching.  These headlines by themselves can give you a place to start to […]

Quickly Increasing Your Writing Skills

Because most negative thoughts concern the past or the future, the author Mark Twain said “I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”  That could have come from a natural human ability to catastrophize which means worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet and might not happen at all.  Worry, […]

Writing About Unexpected Events

I have been visiting in a northwestern state in the USA in late November.  The weather reports have been up to 40% chance of snow off and on for the past few days.  Today it has started to snow and is coming down quite quickly so, of course, all plans have to change to accomodate […]