When I was a kid, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a nurse. And then a vet. And then a newspaper reporter. And an animal cop. I thought doctors and nurses were smart, but I hated science. I was completely dog-crazy — “He followed me home Mom!” — but vet […]
Since I received a sharp stick to the rear, writing is once again in my viewfinder. Remember the old ViewMaster slide viewers? As a child I had so many sets of those slides, from all my favorite Disney movies. The only way to properly see them was to practically push the ViewMaster viewer into my […]
As we sat down, we each took out some paper and checked the blackboard for the day’s prompt: Someone you admire. Easy. My great aunt came to mind immediately as I began to write in my girlish scrawl. The page was filled in what seemed like moments. It was always like this. Mrs. Gingrich’s Advanced English […]
Gone are the days of writing a book for nameless, faceless readers.
If you were lucky, you might meet a handful of them at a book signing. The connections were brief, and most conversations blended one into another. Anonymous.
Readers today are becoming less anonymous, as are writers. The Internet has opened up a world of interaction between writers and readers. The new term is Engagement.