RETRO WEEK: You Should Be Writing

Continuing our theme of re-posting some of our favorites. Here are some of the times I talked about writing when I should have been…writing.

My Writing Story
October 14, 2019
I had this dream of writing in an oceanfront cottage. I’d be wearing my cardigan with patches on the sleeves and typing out the next Great American Novel (™) on an old Smith-Corona typewriter.

RECAFFEINATED MONDAYS: The Kind of Writer I Want to Be
May 11, 2020
I was prompted, in part, to write this post because of a question I was asked the other night.

Change of Venue
January 16, 2013
I’m moving the setting of my current book to a small town in Southwest Virginia. And I’m anxious to do the same with others.

On Becoming a Better Writer
January 3, 2013
If I’m going to get to my More or Less list, and if I’m going to actually make a go of this writing thing, I need to write. But I also need to be a better writer.

It’s Not About Writing When You Feel Like It
July 5, 2018
Some days the words just flow. Some days I feel like I’m having to chisel them out of a rock.

How I Write When I’m at Home
January 17, 2017
Most of my writing takes place in my home office. I’ve talked about that. I commandeered the guest room and surrounded myself with ample desk space, storage space, ego wall space, and a comfy chair.

Write first, edit later
March 22, 2017
Writing is a process. You put the words together. Then you rearrange them. And then, if you’re wise, you leave a large percentage of them in the recycle bin.

One hundred years in the making
October 4, 2018
I’m also a bundle of nerves. What if it’s an awful script? What if the audiences hate it?

THINGS YOU SHOULD READ will return next week.


1929 – André Previn, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
1931 – Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1937 – Billy Dee Williams, American actor, singer, and writer
1947 – John Ratzenberger, American actor and director
1952 – Marilu Henner, Greek-Polish American actress and author
1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor


May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:5-6

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