Would it surprise you to read I have never listened to a Beyoncé song? I mean, on purpose. Her music is played here and there and everywhere, so she’s kind of hard to miss. 😉
Typically I’m a classic rock kinda gal, with some 80s and 90s soft rock or even a bit of pop thrown in.
I mention Beyoncé because a friend of mine brought her up the other day. Actually, she referred to her as Sasha Fierce. I had to google this name. I didn’t know what she was talking about.
Continue reading “Pondering pseudonyms and alter egos”
I posted a few questions the other day and invited you to respond. To get to know some of the bloggers, click on this post and go to the comments.
Note: there may or may not be a snarky, smart-ass comment in there from yours truly. #SorryNotSorry 😛
As promised, here are my responses: Continue reading “8 responses to my own questions (plus link love)”
Imagine a friend,
In a faraway land,
Or in the next town over. Continue reading “Clandestine tales”
No matter what time I go to bed I’m up at 6 am.
Only very rarely do I stay in bed past that time. Or go back to bed after a trip to the loo. 🙂
There is something about the quiet, the solitude, the dim light in the early mornings that appeals to me. Wakes my senses, makes them more pronounced. This is usually a good time to start writing.
But not always. Continue reading “Noise, silence and writing”
Imagine, a hangover. But not from cocktails.
A heavy head, filled with fog. Thick and soupy, full of words that won’t transmit.
A fantasy filled with desire and hope.
There is no time, no peace, no focus.
But it will come. It has to.
The story takes shape, slowly, like the torso of a snowman. Getting bigger, fatter.
Until it melts. Again.
Sleep eludes. The wifi beckons. It never sleeps.
Maybe the words will form at dawn.
Imagine a writer. A house full of family. Noise and clutter. Continue reading “Imagine a writer”
To be quite honest, I don’t really believe in this whole gift giving thing at Christmas anymore. Sure, let the kids have some presents, but for myself, I honestly don’t need or even want anything.
Which doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the token. I’m just saying, save your money. 🙂 Continue reading “Thoughts about gift giving, writing and She Sheds”
She saw him sitting there on a bar stool at the counter, his long legs stretched out in front of him. He was looking at a screen in his hand. He didn’t see her looking at him. Continue reading “The abstract dream”
Revitalized slightly, submitted to Masters Review contest on May 30, 2020
Imagine, a cabin. A single room with a small kitchenette, indoor plumbing, electricity and a fireplace. Continue reading “The writer’s cabin”
Have you ever come across a blog post or a comment that is quite lengthy and the words are all grouped together and the thoughts are one big mixed-up jumble and there are no pauses or breaks or spaces and the entire thing runs on and on quite possibly with multiple thoughts within the same paragraph and after reading a few sentences you notice your brain starts to hurt?
Add some white spaces.
Insert some empty lines.
Like I just did.
Just hit enter.
It’s not hard.
I love reading longer posts or comments but it is so tiring on the eyes and brain to see a huge clump of words all grouped together into one giant paragraph without a break or a breather.
Especially in comments. Comments require white space just as much as regular blog posts.
Don’t be afraid of a little white space. You will encourage, rather than discourage, people to continue reading. Because I can guarantee you, I am not one to stick around for long if you write on and on without white space. And I really do want to read you!
So please, remember:
White space is your friend. 🙂