The heart aching struggle siblings face when managing their aged parents health care and financial affairs

Every family is eventually faced with elderly parents facing their final days. The emotional distress watching your beloved parent’s health change is… The heart aching struggle siblings face when managing their aged parents health care and financial affairs

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton The Journey Continues- Journeys of the Fortune Seekers is an historical fiction series of Four books, following the journeys through life of four families. Discover the challenges, hopes, fears they face. Uncover motivations and nuances which rob themContinue reading “The Journey Begins”

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Secrets- The Introduction

I sought to follow my family’s examples to live a happy life as a girl. This ambition meant understanding the guiding principles as stipulated in The Good Book. We believed in moderation in everything, of being charitable, keeping the faith, having hope and trusting in our God in all things, and doing good works asContinue reading “Secrets- The Introduction”

The Road to Remembering

The Road to Remembering: How Do You Recall Accurate Memories for Your Memoir by Mary Carroll Moore- author, artist and teacher. My writing is fictional history based upon research of my family beginning the mid 1860s. It’s not actually memoir, but memories, places and events play a huge role in the story line. Books threeContinue reading “The Road to Remembering”

Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List?

Hi to my followers and friends. Once again I am inspired by author, teacher and artist Mary Carroll Moore after reading this weeks blog – Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List? Mary’s thoughts on writing regularly help keep me on the right track as I pursue my writing and publishingContinue reading “Can Self- or Hybrid Publishing Land You on the Bestseller List?”

Alchemy of place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere – by Mary Carrol Moore

Alchemy of Place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere Morning: writing at my sunny desk. Task: revise a stubborn scene. Advice from recent feedback: bring more tension and emotion into it.Sunshine in our New England autumn today is no help. In my fictional scene, it’s chilly rain in the northern mountainsContinue reading “Alchemy of place: How to Create Tension through Your Story’s Setting and Atmosphere – by Mary Carrol Moore”

Why bad things sometimes make good stories

Once again I am indebted to blogger, artist and writer- Mary Carroll Moore for her recent post – Why Bad Decisions Sometimes Make Good Stories I have been stuck in a place where I haven’t felt inspired to move book 4 of my historic fiction series to its conclusion. But, after reading Mary’s blog, IContinue reading “Why bad things sometimes make good stories”

Rest Breaks for Book Writers–Feeding the Inner Artist–and When to Get Back to Work

Hi friends. I am away from where I write for a couple of weeks visiting my 92 year old mother. She needs me at the moment, and I need to get away and return to being a daughter. Mum and I have talked of many things including our health, the clothes we used to sew,Continue reading “Rest Breaks for Book Writers–Feeding the Inner Artist–and When to Get Back to Work”