9776003-audienceWhich are you? Don’t stammer. Don’t hem-haw. Don’t question. Why? As a writer, you are both. I can hear your comments – last post she went to the ‘otherside,’ and now is over the edge. Stop and look at these two words and. apply them as them as a writer.

What happens when an idea forms in your head and mind? You began to expand these ideas. A setting presents a possible starting point. Then, other settings form and become other possibilities. A time period pops into your thoughts along with other political happenings in this period. Maybe you see outside the box and something unknown takes over; science fiction, paranormal, or an arrival at a point of time by who knows what.

When these things happen you are the creatER of many ideas. Next, these ideas form and you may have a story. You do many avenues of research to get the right mixture of ideas and time periods. Yes, research and research, whether for fiction or non-fiction. You can massage the research in fiction, but when you write something, you’d best have the correct information. Of course, as you create, you can mix the truth with a little variation. That’s called fiction.

But, places, ideas, setting, and story are nothing without your creation of characters. Yes, you become the creatOR, when your characters become part of the story. YOU, as a writer, have to make them come alive from nothing to the power of the people who crawl into your story. You are the creator of your characters. You give them all of the outlandish ways, cunning thoughts, beautiful bodies, and maddening tempers. Then you put in wimpish movements, unknown possibilities, bright, educated, characters, and whatever else can fit your story

Now, go write the beginning of the thoughts flowing through your mind, heart and soul. Create a place for them to gather; but be the creator of how they will interact with life.

Be a CreatER. Be a CreatOR. Be the writER you want to be.

Happy Creating.

In The Otherlife

The Otherlife

these past two weeks and maybe even more have presented to me an unknown basis. I have experienced problems, stress, new opportunities, and YEEK!  I haven’t posted in two or three weeks. Why? The otherlife wanted to draw me into their side. I do not intend to let this happen.

My computer took a dive into the deep blue sea. I surfed with Vista and Office 2003 for many years. Satisfied and familiar; sure. Then  a new world opened up and I cannot gather all the information I need to comply with this ‘new world.’

I have moved email addresses, bookmarks, and I still do not know if everything is in place. In your later years, all of this consists of learning, learning, and learning before you apply to the open public.  Therefore, I have been negligent with you, my blog followers.

I bow before you. I have a lot more information to share. Some writing, some personal inhibitions, and some ideas to throw out at all of you. Please bare with me and if you have information to share, I’m waiting here with open arms and ears.


99440ac3-d93e-450b-a356-69420d72c9e5My last post was the end of January and now I can see Valentine’s Day everywhere. My computer gave me a long sigh. I rushed her, yes, I do give names to my toys, and after an extensive diagnosis, the results came back. Did I like them. NO. Then I remembered she gave me almost nine years of constant response. Maybe the time came for me to let her rest and be at peace for all the joy she gave me. So, the tech suggested we look for a comparable to her, or if not, one I could work with. I found one I thought might work.

Now, I am frightened. Lennie wants to give me Windows 8; Acer gave me Vista, which I know forwards and backwards. Lennie offers Office 2013, and I’m used to Acer’s one click.

Okay. I’m an old-fashioned girl and comfortable with what I know. Look at this another way:  I have a car, Subie, who turns 20 this year. Do you thinek I’d let her alone in my city? No way. She and I will be together until, the mechanic says the dreaded words – we need to put her down. At this time, you will hear a loud scream, cry, tears, and then redemption and a saving grace to her.

I finally got a cell phone. My son made this a prerequisite for his calling. His words, “You cannot be without immediate connection driving to and from wherever you go” I use this for emergencies. Then when I needed to contact someone; I’d forgotten to re-charge the batteries.

No, I’m not confused. No, I’,m not opposed to new and interesting avenues of life. No, I am not a recluse or an alarmist. I just like to be comfortable around what I have and the people I know.  Then, I look around and see what all is available to me and thankful for my ability to adjust. Hard. Darn right. Then, I see this an an opportunity to adjust, apply myself, ask questions, get answers, check on line, and if all else fails, go back to my computer tech.

Every day I have fitness classes and try to get people to see new ways to handle their lives. Wow, what an insight I have to myself. Yes, my new computer, Lennie, will take a lot of my time, and yours, as I manipulate myself into the FUTURE.

Let us all remember the old, learn the new, embrace the future, and be part of life in every direction we want to go. I feel the warmth of arms around me as I make my way into this new venture of my life. Hang tight. We will get there.

Any comments are welcome, and I’d love to hear if you personalize your “things” for your lives/