Writer’s life and musings

   The Pen Warriors Top Eleven: Social Media Advice Not Taken

The Pen Warriors Top Eleven: Social Media Advice Not Taken

In January I took an on line social media course. It was an intense two weeks. So intense, the instructor has now decided to spread the same course over a month because there’s just so much to absorb. Social media is a huge, constantly morphing beast. Complicating everything is the fact that a platform that works today may not even… Read more →

Top Eleven Places To Get Ideas.

Top Eleven Places To Get Ideas.

I don’t think there’s a writer—anywhere—who hasn’t been asked where they get their ideas. The five of us here on the Pen Warrior blog are not exceptions. The funny thing is, until recently, we’d never asked each other this question. So during our last writers’ retreat we did ask and came up with our own top eleven places we find… Read more →

 		Yes, Martin Luther King Jr. Would Tweet

Yes, Martin Luther King Jr. Would Tweet

I don’t remember Martin Luther King Jr. very well. I vaguely recall him speaking on TV and I clearly remember the collective sadness when he was assassinated, though some of that was undoubtedly influenced by the assassination of Robert Kennedy two months later. (In my child mind the spring of 1968 was all about public weeping). While the man wasn’t… Read more →

A New Year, A Fresh Start

A New Year, A Fresh Start

I always enjoy the early weeks of the New Year. The frenetic days of Christmas are behind us; the mad whirl of shopping, planning, wrapping and entertaining done for another year. The overindulgence at holiday brunches, cocktail parties and dessert buffets has given way to healthier eating and the enthusiasm with which we wrote out our list of resolutions hasn’t begun to… Read more →

Writers in search of a plan...

Writers in search of a plan…

The Pen Warriors have been getting together every three months for a two day retreat at the Red Door for over ten years now. These retreats are important to us; we eat (rather well because of our resident foodie, Laura Tobias), we brainstorm plots, dream up book titles, work on craft issues, critique, discuss the various genres, and test out… Read more →

ENGAGEMENT...by Bonnie Edwards

ENGAGEMENT…by Bonnie Edwards

The verb engage means to involve someone or to become involved… As in: engage in conversation, engage in flirtation or even to engage in battle. Recently my fella and I ran away to Europe for several weeks for the first time. Having never been before, we got lots of tips from experienced travelers. One of those tips was to sit… Read more →