Here's my look back to 2004, when I became smitten with Austin, and soon found it vanishing.
Think In Threes To Amp Up Your Photos
You don't have to be a math whiz when you're dividing by three to conquer your compositions.
That’s What I Like About Texas
When you get off the beaten path, Texas shows you its hidden treasures.
Ah Grids, How I Love Thee
Do we like grids because they make sense in a nonsensical world? I do.
All Heart and Soul: Anna Blake’s Memoir
A memoirist throws herself heart and soul into her love letter to the Colorado prairie.
Top 5 Things To Do With A Fractured Fibula
You can exercise vicarious thrills during a period of enforced inactivity. I am.
Making the Call: Go Big or Go Indie?
There are pros and cons to veering off the traditional path to self-publishing. Ask yourself five questions to decide.
RGB? CMYK? Funny You Should Ask
A frustrating bout with my inkjet printer led me to exploring the meaning of RGB and CMYK.
Top 5 Things a Writer Learns at a Publishing Conference
There are a few strategies for making the most of any conference you attend, including these five.
Platform. Got One? You Need One.
Getting a book published, and purchased, is going to be a mean trick without an Author Platform.
Where Old Typewriters Go to Die
Why do writers have such a love-hate relationship with their writing devices?
Strong at the Broken Places
One of Ernest Hemingway's most enduring pieces of writing still inspires.
When Mothers Have Other Priorities
These five books on mothers and daughters helped me clarify my own mother's priorities.
The Three Critical Blogging Chores You’ve Probably Ignored
There are three essential—and easy—chores necessary to maintain your blog's good health.
The Intricacies of Entanglement
The unintended consequences of hiding are worth exploring, as I'm doing while writing my novel-in-progress.
Whitley’s Went. Then Came A Tower.
An 18-story tower arises from a humble print shop in downtown Austin.
Requirements for Writing Fiction
Required prerequisite for fiction writers: Embrace your dual gifts.
Lily Pads Afloat
The sometimes mysterious behavior of flora we admire is hidden from view.
Why Kill Two Birds With One Stone?
You can express yourself much more elegantly, and much less violently, with some alternatives to an antiquated idiom.
A Letter from a Writer to Her Characters
A writer's characters progress through joy, pain and growth, just like we do. In the process, we all get close.