Category Archives: Writing

Hawaii – Mark Twain’s Thoughts

  In 1866, the influential daily newspaper, The Sacramento Union, sent Mark Twain on assignment to live in the Hawaiian Islands for four months. He wrote a letter for publication each week and was paid $20 for each submission. Letters … Continue reading

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A Room with a View – In Paradise

  For the first time in my life, I am on vacation with nothing to do, alone, in Kailua-Kona paradise on Hawaii. I can do anything I want to do, and what I am doing? I’m sipping Hazelnut-Vanilla coffee with … Continue reading

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GASLIGHTING

 Gaslighting? Have you heard this term recently and wondered about the meaning? For self-preservation, beware. If you are a writer and wanting to develop a sinister character, consider giving your antagonist skills in gaslighting his/her victim.  Definition from Wikipedia: Gaslighting … Continue reading

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JANUARY WRITER WORKSHOP IN WHITEFISH

Winter 6-week Writing Workshop Here is your opportunity to get a jump-start on your writing this year.    Join Keith and Sue in Whitefish. Begins next week! Betty Led by Keith Liggett (bio below) The workshop format is similar to … Continue reading

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SUNRISE WRITING

  Yesterday morning this beautiful sunrise caught my attention after I’d been up writing for a couple hours. The view is from my deck looking toward Bad Rock Canyon and the west entrance to Glacier Park. I love watching the … Continue reading

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April Update

Update on Writing Projects: Bev and I have made progress on our Minnesota mystery set in 1960. We will soon have comments from beta readers that include a women’s book club on Long Lake near Bemidji, MN …  located not … Continue reading

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BOOK PLANS FOR 2015

Secrets of Loon Lake is the first of a series of cozy mysteries set in Northern Minnesota lake country in the 1960’s. The first draft was written to completion between March and July of this year. It has been in … Continue reading

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Fall In Montana

The summer heat is gone. The past two weeks, we have been deluged with rain. The grass is lush and waiting to be mowed, but winter is in the air. Only 23 degrees yesterday, a light frost blanketed foliage and … Continue reading

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

WHAT IS WRITER’S BLOCK? For years, I have found the early morning darkness a special time of day. Sitting on the deck with steaming coffee and my constant companion Valkyrie, we talk and enjoy the birds, squirrels and deer as … Continue reading

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WRITING WITH NATURE

Writing fiction carries us to far away places and other worlds but there is something truly wonderful no matter where you are. I know city lights are lovely and the wild activity of busy cities have a real draw for … Continue reading

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