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What’s Your Word for 2023?

Recently I attended a local women’s networking luncheon. The event organizers asked all women in attendance the same question: What’s your WORD for 2023? A local artist was on hand,…

Follow the Thread: Writing as an Act of Faith

When I started writing the essays that would eventually become my first book, Tough Love: A Wyoming Childhood, I did not have a concrete vision of what the book would…

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t be Your Own Editor

Recently I came across a post on social media. To paraphrase, the writer said she was soon to finish a work-in-progress for publication, but she was struggling with editing. “It’s…

Is My Writing Good Enough?

NOTE: I met Annia Napier, a young writer in Rapid City, around Christmas of 2020 after her aunt reached out to me, asking if she could pay for her niece…

Why do you Write?

Why do you write? Have you ever paused to ask yourself that question? When I was in graduate school, a professor turned that question into an assignment. I saw it…