Hello Friends, I've missed sharing with you so much! Last past two months have been a whirlwind of activity, sweeping me away from my blog and my works in progress. But this is only temporary and for very positive reasons. My youngest daughter was very ill and just released from the hospital in August to... Continue Reading →
Just Joan…Thinking Out Loud
Realistic Fortitude Hello Friends, I wanted to pop-in this fine Tuesday evening for a wellness check. We have so much going on in the world, and in our lives these days, it is easy to find ourselves drowning in chaos. Afraid we are failing on one level or another. It comes to a point we... Continue Reading →
Writers’ Rite, Right?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello Friends, Recently, I read an Instagram post which laid the claim that new writers should first learn to write poetry before attempting to enter their real endeavor of novel writing. He said poetry was the place for writers to 'cut their teeth' before moving into the more serious work of fiction. That was... Continue Reading →
Art is Freedom
Being a writer is not merely the exercise of a creative mind. As with any artist, writing is freedom of expression. Independence from the outside world. Escape from the structure of expection, and norms, into a realm where no one else has control. The great thing is, we do not need to be experts at... Continue Reading →