Favorite Things

September 13, 2013

Get ready for Readtober! Read the News Day is coming Oct. 2!

In support of newspapers I think it was the relentless anchor giggling in between the morning news segments this morning that dangled me slightly over the […]
July 21, 2013

5 tips I learned from meeting Neil Diamond (sorta)

If you are in my inner circle, you know I’ve been a Neil Diamond fan for–uh, decades. Perhaps it was from being a girl in the 70s and […]
May 28, 2013

How One Small Business Used Social Media Effectively: 3 Tips

So a crazy thing happened on the way to my backyard after a day at the Office of KMD: I got a call that I had […]
January 4, 2013

Our Goals: What Writers Want for 2013, and What They Wish for Other Writers

  When I looked at my blog stats, two heavily trafficked posts were what writers want out of 2012 and 2011. So, it looks like it’s […]
June 29, 2012

What are your favorite Nora Ephron quotes?

The world lost one of the most tremendous writers recently. Writer, producer, director, screenwriter, author Nora Ephron passed away this week of leukemia, at age 71. Her […]
May 9, 2012

In Praise of Teachers: Thank you, Mrs. Shepherd

My writer friend Kim Urig over at Fresh Daily Bread has issued a blog writing challenge in honor of Teachers Appreciation Week. Here’s my addition–my favorite teacher. As […]
December 5, 2011

When romanticism and reality intersect: 7 tips for surviving Christmas mobs in NYC

The danger of being in the creative industry: what you visualize in your head is not the same thing as what exists. Writers fall prey to this hazard quite easily: […]
November 14, 2011

There’s no Starbucks in the mountains

My sons’ baseball season has finally ended. (Yes, well after the World Series.) Translated, this means: while I love my children something fierce, thank you God […]