Fires Near Yosemite, July 2018
It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting down to write the next chapter for Yosemite Discovered. I need to research the name of an 1850’s hotel in Mariposa CA. I search for Mariposa on the Web and discover the first pic above of the Ferguson fire. Shocked, I feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach. …[ read more ]
In May I had the wonderful opportunity to take a five-day class with six other writers at Yosemite, led by writing “guru,” Margie Lawson. I learned much that I hope to apply to my my continued writing of Yosemite Discovered, my current historical fiction work-in-progress. While in California, I found many of the sites where my …[ read more ]
Writing Is Hard Work!
I ‘ve always had a dream to write. Now I get to do it full time. But I had no idea it was such HARD work! Here are two examples – learning how to use conduplicatio and alliteration to create compelling cadences. Let me back up. I met Margie Lawson, an amazing writing coach, at a conference last September. She …[ read more ]
Yosemite Discovered – Sneak Peak
My New Year’s goal is to complete my current work in progress, Yosemite Discovered, and find an agent to market it. What is it about? Here’s a sneak preview When miners and Indians clash in the goldfields, more is discovered than just Yosemite Valley. I recently created an audio file of what I’ve written to date …[ read more ]