Freebie “Write Mighty Tight”

In many circumstances of a writer’s life, we are required to write tight. I don’t know about you, but I am a word-lover. I also have the gift of gab. That gift emerged while I learned the craft of communicating in writing. In the beginning of my writer’s journey, my critique group often slashed half…

Meet E.V. Sparrow

E.V. is a wife, mother, grandmother, and was a caregiver for her mom. Her friends and family describe her as imaginative, funny, and underestimated. View Sparrow’s CURRENT newsletter here to see what she’s been up to. Sign-up to follow her journey here Please view her Amazon Author Page amazon.com/author/evsparrow for all of Sparrow’s published short…

Dad and Me 1960

Father’s Day 2020- My Dad was born into The Greatest Generation. WW2 Army Air Corp veteran, trained to be a pilot, loved to fly, ended up an airplane mechanic. Long story there, and I’ll be writing about him in my creative non-fiction series. I was the youngest, born into a blended family, in the 1950s….

Memorial Day 2020-Reflection

My dad. I post about Mom on my website, Facebook, and Instagram often but it’s Dad’s turn. #MemorialDay2020 #Veterans @ArmyAirCorps He was born into The Greatest Generation. WW2 veteran, Army Air Corp, trained to be a pilot, loved to fly, ended up an airplane mechanic. Long story there, and I’ll be writing about it in…

Bedlam or Blessing?

It was my fault, mostly. Containers of documents and photos landed in my care through the decades. #heritage #sepiaphotos #1910s Piles were stashed in plastic tubs, boxes, and bags. I inherited my dad’s and mom’s family items, and my grandfather’s papers dating from 1898-1998. My dad, at least, organized his documents and photos. He built…

Mother’s Day Legacy 2020

My Mama, 1914, the first-born to a logger and his wife training to become a nurse. Mama left us to live in Heaven last year, and a new girlie joined our family. Strange, my youngest granddaughter is Mama’s spitting image. God is funny that way, isn’t He? They look alike, although they won’t meet here…

Thoughts of Mama

Yesterday, was one year since I said goodbye to you, Mama. I wanted to write about our goodbye, and decided I didn’t have the words. I understood your struggle more. #Alzheimers But, I thought of you all day. Thought of what I should write about you. Thought of your kind and gentle ways. Thought of…

Irish Cottage Artwork-Free Offer

While on my second trip to Ireland in 2002, I read a humorous Irish welcome sign pinned to the wall in Tony McGann’s pub in Doolin, County Clare. I created my own version of the sign as a free offer to encourage you to sign up for my newsletter, and to follow my blog, or…

Heartland Treasures

Terrific tally—thirteenth short story was published in a compilation with ten authors this week! It’s exciting because it’s a story my grandfather told. Critique group feedback, and the enjoyment of writing it clarified the lane, or genre for my debut novel series. Light bulb moment! South Dakota Foreman–Heartland Treasures, describes a young foreman, who hears…