Category: Writing Prompts

A Few of My Favorite Things

All hail the saving power of Mama Kat and her writing prompts, patron saint of wayward NaBloPoMo participants everywhere. Ahem. But really, truly I’m thankful because here it is, 10:20 p.m. and I’ve been writing since 8:30 this morning but for work. And I’m now tired of and bored with words, and I’d like to […]

Tripping Down Memory Lane

It’s been quite some time since I’ve linked up with a writing prompt from Mama’s Losin’ It. But boy, am I thankful for her list today. Otherwise, I’d break my NaBloPoMo streak and not blog, because, well, I couldn’t think of anything to write. But then I looked at her list. And I felt old, […]

How I Write

Sean seriously made my week when she asked me to participate in the ‘How I Write’ blog hop. I’d seen a few posts here and there, and I’ve enjoyed reading them all (I think that I most resonated with Kristin’s post). There’s something reassuring in knowing that I’m just like other writers but at the […]

#WhereILivedWednesday: Mertz Hall

There wasn’t much in the old blue van. Boxes of clothes, a few shoes, books, pictures. A stereo and cassette tapes. Boy, did I think that stereo was cool. I knew that I’d pick posters after I got there, after my dad and stepmom had gone back home. I hoped I had a view of […]

Love, Sandwich Style

I just sat in on Heather King and Vikki Reich‘s TypeA Conference hands-on session about free writing. Love. It was what I imagine therapy should be; all about raw emotion, Anne Lamott and how to write from the heart.  Before they encouraged us to write, they said something that really resonated with me: start with […]

August Moon 2013…Tears

I told myself I’d get to bed early. It’s been one of those days, filled with emotion and busyness and errands and work, and I’m just tired. I told myself that if I went to bed early enough tonight, I’d be able to get up and get twice as much done tomorrow, which is exactly […]


It’s not the miles I mind. I70 and I have become old friends; the kind of friends that don’t care if one is tired and cranky as long as the other can be open and raw in some parts but totally shut down in others. I can’t even count the miles anymore. There have been […]


Linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week, and inspired by prompt 2: “Currently”. A simple list of things you’re currently feeling as seen at Sometimes Sweet. Currently… Reading. I wish I had a terrific list here, but I have more of a wish list. I just started Heft and The Book of Maybe. […]

The Quiet Nights

I crave these nights. The quiet nights. I plan. I plot. I imagine. I trick myself into thinking the hours will stretch as long as I want them to. Jacked up thinking, in reality. Because the quiet becomes too quiet. It turns on me. Makes me question those cravings. My thoughts. My life. The quiet […]

Expectations of the Tween Kind

“It’s not as (fill in the blank here) as I thought it would be.” I can’t tell you how often my son says this, or how much it’s started to bother me. At first it seemed benign enough, almost like the automatic ‘sorry’ after I’ve chastised him for whatever reason. But now it seems as […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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