Monthly Archives: July 2015

Meet n Greet!

Dream Big’s Meet n Greet!

Dream Big, Dream Often

By the time you read this I will have been on the road for several hours!!  We have talked recently about the importance of networking and meeting new people, so here’s your chance.  Feel free to leave a link to your blog post or page and a little info about yourself in the comments and then reblog!  Great way to network.

For those of my readers that are not bloggers take a few moments and scan the links in the comments as there are so many talented writers on WordPress.  One of my favorite things about WP is it serves as a social platform allowing me to discover so many talented individuals!


I have never done this before, but figured what better way to spend a Sunday than helping others expand their readership??!!  After all, I met so many of you through a similar meet n greet on OM’s page…

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The Writing Traveler

July 13, 2015

East Finchley Tube Station, London

East Finchley Tube Station, London

Today was a good writing day. You know, one of those days when you begin with a plan, something you know you can handle. (As opposed to one of those days where you stare blankly into space or rewrite the same paragraph over and over in every possible configuration, none of which really work for you.) My objective was simple. Revise one scene, adding sensory detail to infuse it with more life.

This launched me into a couple of happy hours spent researching unfamiliar foods—their ingredients, colors, flavors, and presentations—famous restaurants, Indian and English décor, and even childhood development.

This is one of the great delights of writing, this process of reaching beyond ones’ own experience, to better understand and describe the worlds we recreate on paper. I adore travel, and in the course of my writing, I am always going somewhere. At times, these travels take place in books or on the internet. Other times there is a trip to the grocery store or a new restaurant. Occasionally, there are tickets involved, such as bus, train, boat, or airline tickets.

Today, I’ve been to London! How about you? Where is your writing research and imagination leading you? Wishing you a bon voyage!London2013 027


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