Category Archives: That Writing Thing

One Lovely Blog Award

It’s such an honor to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award (origin unknown) by the talented author, writer, and blogger, Patty Wiseman. When I first met Patty at the East Texas Writers Association meeting, she immediately offered her friendship and support. She has a heart for mentoring new authors and a genuine desire to encourage women to reach

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Lay/Laid and Lie/Lain

I made up this dialogue quip to keep them straight. “Lay the object down now.” “I laid the object down yesterday.” “I have laid the object down every day.” “Don’t lie.” “I’m going to lie down now.” “I lay down last night.” “I have lain many times.” Even though fictional stories are most often written in the past tense, the story

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