Another writing exercise. This one was pretty wide open. The subject was scarlet. My Darling Emily; It will soon be Christmas and my thoughts fly north on the wings of an angel to be with you. It is bitterly cold today and we are still trapped on the side of this mountain. Our supply train […]

Think Green

And now, because too much sappy sentiment isn’t good for you, a double dose of the adventures of Martha and Tilley. Decfun/Green exerciseCopyright 2001 Julie Weathers All rights reservedWarning Martha and Tilly are browsing through Victoria’s Secrets again. Think Green Martha and Tilley stared at the notice on the bulletin board. The Old Gray Meres […]

Mermaids and Candles

DecFun2-WK3-JWMermaids and CandlesBy Julie WeathersCopyright 2000 All rights reserved. Mermaids and Candles Martha peered down her nose through her trifocals at the catalogue on the table. Tilly was rummaging through her purse, looking for her magnifying glass. “The Sensual Senior…” the senior center activities director droned on as Martha and Tilly passed the recovered magnifying […]

The Sin Renounced

This won’t make much sense unless a person reads The Sin first. The members of the writing groups thought I should bring closure to Laura and Lee’s story, so I wrote this to finish it. February Level A ExercsieConnect2.JMWCopyright 2002Julie Weathers (jmw751)All rights reserved The Sin Renounced Laura felt his touch as soon as she […]

The Sin

I’m going to be adding most of my old writing exercises to the blog. This one was supposed to show people making an emotional connection. February Level A ExerciseConnect.JMWJulie Weathers (jmw751)Copyright 2002All rights reserved The Sin Laura rocked slowly, keeping time with the desert’s heartbeat. Today was the day. Surely there was more to be […]

There’s A Pirate At My Door

The only credit I can take for this is being smart enough to read Beth’s blogs. In the post about the Surrey conference, she goes into a good bit of detail about some of the workshops. I’ve visited with some other writers who have done the Donald Maass workshops and they, to a person, […]

X Marks The Spot

Those of you who know me, also know I am going through a divorce after 34 years of wedded bliss, or something like that. Obviously, someone who is interested in writing could care less about that, but stick with me. Part of the journey here is the adventure of middle-aged divorce. You have to tell […]

Writing Exercises

I’ve been reworking the first chapter of Paladin today. In my meanderings, I came across an exercise, which I thought was going to be horrible to do and of no consequence. I’m not sure there is such a thing as writing of no consequence now. The exercise was to take a line, divide it in […]