500 Words or Less

When I first started writing professionally, I was asked to provide high-quality content that got the point across clearly and concisely. It was suggested that I keep my articles to 500 words or less. If you are reporting about a robbery (I never did) all you really need to do is answer the who-what-where-when-how-why questionsContinue reading “500 Words or Less”

Memoir vs Autobiography

Some years ago, I read an article in an AARP publication about writing a memoir. The takeaway was that the author thought everyone should write a memoir and that if you found it interesting, chances were that others would find it interesting too. I’m not certain that is always true, but decided to give itContinue reading “Memoir vs Autobiography”

Writing and Letting Go

Quite a few years ago, I did a lot of writing for a website that, in exchange for content, allowed me to advertise my own website. It was a great arrangement. I got to hone my writing skills and, ideally, drive buyers to my jewelry “shop.” I received a comment on one of my articlesContinue reading “Writing and Letting Go”

Five Things I Look for in a Good Read

It doesn’t really matter where I’m reading what. It can be on my desktop PC from the Internet, in a magazine, or a paper book (I still don’t own a tablet, iPad, Nook or Kindle but my husband does). To get my interest and keep my interest the article, poem, story, or book has toContinue reading “Five Things I Look for in a Good Read”