There’s a New Character in Town

I’m late in posting this week due to other commitments. I’m a member of a local Sisters in Crime Chapter and we had our monthly meeting today. Ruth Owen, an award winning romance author, was the guest speaker. She did a wonderful job of explaining what to do when developing characters. She also provided aContinue reading “There’s a New Character in Town”

What are you doing for the next hour?

“The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” William Wordsworth That poem “The World is Too Much With Us” has been a favorite of mine since high school. I’ve muttered those first two lines to myself many times throughout my life. Always wondering if I’mContinue reading “What are you doing for the next hour?”

The Cottages Left Behind

Yesterday my Facebook author’s page featured a cottage in Ireland. Today, Bill and I went to see the Downton Abbey movie. In the very last scene of the movie, Charles makes the observation that 100 years from now Downton Abbey will still be there. The picturesque cottage on my Facebook page and Charles’s declaration causedContinue reading “The Cottages Left Behind”

Rainy Days

“But peace and quiet were the last things we were to have.” Narrator in “The Moving Finger” Raining here today in Florida-one of those peace and quiet days. It’s the kind of day I like because we’ll be indoors so there’s lots of time for writing. I’m working on the synopsis for Death at AshfordContinue reading “Rainy Days”