This week in part two of my interview with Tom Ryerson our discussion centers on marketing our books, our blogs and webpages, a writer’s much-needed self-discipline, and font size, of all things! Last week Tom talked about his education in film making, his great-grandfather who survived the Titanic and whose life forms the nucleus of […]
One very exciting and extremely rewarding part of being a writer is getting to speak with others who are following the same road as I. Last week I sat down with Canadian author, Thomas Ryerson, for a conversation about writing and some of the ups and downs writers experience.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be on a local television program here in the heart of Ontario where I live.I enjoyed the experience but watched the result with the critical eye of
As I watched and listened to this young woman describe her problem and how she solved it, a wonderful euphoric feeling started deep down in my gut and spread throughout my body and my face relaxed into a broad smile. I knew what my post would be this week.
Early in May my husband and I tripped out to Victoria, B.C. so that he could attend a conference with our daughter and I could add quality granddaughter time to my writing day. And we both loved the change of pace. I worked on the opening chapter of a new book in preparation for a Barbara Kyle course back in Toronto but Ron–he and our daughter learned something completely new and exciting.
For the most part we don’t care. Until we lose someone and experience that fleeting moment when we think to ourselves, “Oh, I have to ask Mom about that first house we lived in.” Before the thought is even completed, we realize we can’t as Mom is gone.
And then I thought of the years of joy I’ve had with my books. In my previous home I had a lovely library which I filled with fifteen hundred books, each a treasure. They lined up like soldiers on the shelf, a testament to my love of words and to the power of words. And even today with my reduced number, taking them off the shelf and rearranging them by author is a particular pleasure. I love to hug them like special friends.