Calling Minnesota writers…

Every so often something happens to make me remember how lucky I am to be an artist living in Minnesota. The latest reminder? The Minnesota Emerging Writer’s Grant, now open for 2012 applications. Maybe every state offers almost $40K a year for writers to find the time and resources to accomplish their goals, but after . . . 

If I could only get my hands on my middle school English teacher…

…I’d sit her down for a nice long chat about how she set me up for twenty years of bad grammatical habits. Today’s gripe? The double space after a sentence. I clearly remember the number of times she drilled this practice into us, writing example sentences on the chalkboard (chalkboard! yes, I’m that old) with . . . 

Back to the Page

After taking a few months off from my current project, I’m finally able to get back to this novel.  It’s exciting and a bit intimidating at the same time.  Exciting because writing is what makes me happy, especially when an entirely new world is opening up in front of me.  Intimidating because two months is . . .