Monday, May 19, 2008

Pennwriters' Conference

I arrived home from the Pennwriters’ Conference late yesterday. It was a terrific conference, and I had a great time. I am happy to say I learned much from the pros who taught the workshops and from keynote Joyce Carol Oats. If you have never been to a conference in your field, you should put that on your list of things to do. The benefits are many—networking, learning, soaking up little “tricks of the trade,” and the incredible high from being around likeminded people. I always feel energized and ready to take on the world (or at least write more) when I come home from a conference. I’d better go now and write before that euphoria wears off.

Take care,


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Never Stop Learning

As the saying goes, we should never stop learning. This weekend I will be attending the 26th Annual Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster, PA. Pennwriters is a group of 435 writers, mostly from Pennsylvania, but also from other parts of the country. The conference, held once a year, is an event to remember. Agents and editors from New York and speakers from several states will present 30 workshops and participate in critique sessions and panel discussions. I hope to get my creativity boosted and my enthusiasm for writing bolstered. I'll let you in on writing news when I return early next week.

In the meantime, keep learning.


Monday, May 12, 2008


Well, I have finally found the time to create a bog. Using some of the time management tips posted on my Website,, I created little bits of time to first think about a blog, plan it, and then create the content. If you break large, daunting tasks into small pieces, the job will not be so overwhelming; and you will have a better chance of completing it. I plan to share all kinds of tips to help people become more professional in their approach towards life and work situations. Come back again soon!