Prospects with the People Inside

Prospects with the People Inside

This is so exciting! Remember last week when I suspected the color red showing up in my life was the forerunner of new things? Earlier this week, because my eyes were open to the possibility, a very interesting prospect came to my attention.   Will we be famous?...
The Color Red with the People Inside

The Color Red with the People Inside

February is a month that seems to cry out for the color red. Smack in the middle of it is Valentine’s Day- -big red hearts everywhere you look!   One of our school colors is red.   Correct, 9. “Red and White Fight Fight!” as we used to scream from the Port...
Valentine’s Day with the People Inside

Valentine’s Day with the People Inside

Valentine’s Day 2024. I’m intrigued that Ash Wednesday also falls on February 14th this year. Romance sharing the day with the kickoff for 40 days of sacrifice? Coincidence, or does the juxtaposition hold deeper meaning?   What on earth are you talking...
Revision with the People Inside

Revision with the People Inside

Many novelists agree that first drafts of books are, objectively, crap. You might start with a well-plotted outline including descriptions of each scene. Or you might start with a beginning, an ending, a cast, and a vague idea of what happens in the middle. Or maybe...
New Projects with the People Inside

New Projects with the People Inside

The cold snap has ended and once more we head boldly out into the world. Hooray! Not only that, I am all fired up with new projects for this New Year.   Why does this strike fear in my heart?   Not to worry, Lily, it’ll be great.   I hope it doesn’t...
Substitutes and the People Inside

Substitutes and the People Inside

Here in Walla Walla, as in many places, severe winter weather persists. At last the daily high is above the teens, a balmy 23 F as I write. Yes, we still have “wintry mix” issues with ice making a slick crust on top of the snow, but I plan to venture out...

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