Thoughts on Notes from the Universe

How to be a legend

Note from the Universe:  A tip on legend making:  Always do what you most want to do, and do it your way. This note reminds me of the quote: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich In that case, well, shut up?! I’m already there. What do you most want to do? I want… Read More How to be a legend

Musings, Thoughts on Notes from the Universe

The power of noticing

December 23’s Note from the Universe:  Who would have ever thought that you would see, feel, and intuitively know so much that others completely miss?  You’ve changed absolutely everything. Ten+ years ago, I couldn’t think of a single person who could say that I was special to her/him.  I don’t mean romantically. I mean in… Read More The power of noticing

A Day in the Life of a Writer, Writing

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Metaphors and Character Development

I don’t see much online on the subject of using metaphors in character development, so I’m sharing my process. I’ve got this homeless character  in the opening scene of my novel and she did something that surprised me.  I thought she was just a crazy old lady, but she pulled a .357 on a Beemer… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: Metaphors and Character Development

Musings, Thoughts on Notes from the Universe

It’s all good

Dooley’s flip calendar has this note: Sometimes difficult people are placed on your path so that you can be reminded of what you may have once put others through. In all cases, you both thought it was a good idea to meet up this time, for reasons that will one day make perfect sense. ~The Universe… Read More It’s all good

Opinion

Christmas, my love for you has died

Dear Christmas: I used to love you. From the choosing of the tree when I was little to the precise way my grandmother wanted it decorated when I was in my 20s.   Snowball fights and snow angels in Forest Falls. Plastic bags over socks, frozen shoelaces on wafflestompers, ice-caked mittens. Ginger ale, homemade hot cocoa,… Read More Christmas, my love for you has died