Words to Write By

Best Irish Books

For a country with a population of just 4 million people, Ireland’s literary contributions are enormous. In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve cherry picked a few of my favorite Irish novels from a list Laura Hampson created for the London Evening Standard in March 2018.

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Thesaurus Day

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What writer can survive without a good thesaurus? Probably very few. Finding a variety of words that mean the same thing cuts down on repetition which makes for dull, unimaginative…
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I Love to Write Day

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Celebrated on November 15, I Love to Write Day is not just for published authors. This special day is celebrated by many different organizations – schools, community halls, churches, and even shopping…
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Bonjour!

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Maybe it’s the fresh air. Or the fabulous food (especially French pastries). Or there is always the wine. Whatever the reason, this painting/Pilates/writing retreat is simply divine.  
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Ready, Set, Write!

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. In 2017, 468,104 participants from six continents set out to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Having done…
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April Is Poetry Month

Observed each April, National Poetry Month the largest literary commemoration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and,…
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