Category Archives: fiction

Therapy and “IT”

This post will contain spoilers of the new movie IT (2017 version) but not the TV movie/mini series version or the book. The book is third on my to read list.  I figure if I survived the movie with minimal hiding behind my hands, I can read the book. I am particular in which horror …

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A Smart Pen that outsmarts the User.

To be fair, I don’t know if I can honestly say I’ve been procrastinating with writing.  I have been writing, just not every chance I get. Getting used to the nuances of the smart pen (and it getting used to my handwriting) hasn’t been bad.  I will say it is a lot easier to carry …

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If you give a mouse a cookie…

…it will want a glass of milk.  If you give Joanna a project, she will find 300 other tasks to complete as well. This is the only possible explanation I can come up with for why I haven’t written a post or touched my novel since late September. I know that November is National Novel …

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Now what are you working on?

People have already started asking me this question.   Maybe this is a normal question in the writing world.  I know a few writers that have several projects going on at once, so maybe it’s not unheard of to already have a new project developing before your book is even published. With Finding Peace With PTSD …

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A story that’s perfect for Halloween

Here is a short story I wrote (as a writing warm up) a few weeks ago. It’s spooky, so I thought I’d share it today 🙂 My use of the word (is it a word?) “daresn’t” is in memory of my late grandmother, from PA who always said “daresn’t” Happy Halloween! My heart pounds in …

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