#Blogtoberfest Day 5: Social Media Makes You Stupid

I believe that people aren't normally stupid. Dysfunction, inauthenticity makes people look stupid. Social media actually makes people do stupid. It dulls your brain, your thinking ability, lessens your communication/people skills. Take writing, for example. It's often been said that you need to exercise your writing muscle and write every day or most days to … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 5: Social Media Makes You Stupid

#Blogtoberfest Day 3: Post Traumatic Social Media Disorder (PTSMD)

When I first started blogging in 2005 or was it 2004, I don't remember any more, but it was an empowering opportunity to express myself.  I really hadn't been "allowed" to do that in my life experience. At first it was terrifying. Then it was liberating! Sharing your deepest thoughts and life's experiences seemed to … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 3: Post Traumatic Social Media Disorder (PTSMD)

The Long Way (Song of the Day)

Not sure how much more poetry I'll be writing this month. Even yesterday's poem was more song lyric than poem. Besides, I'm rushing to get all of my evaluations done from NSAI before this year’s membership expires next month. So I'm pretty much focusing on songs, not poems or novels. So I'm listening to The … Continue reading The Long Way (Song of the Day)

When a Novel Tries Too Hard…

I'm reading a novel that was recommended by a publisher as one to read for style for current submissions. Okay, I get that the setting might call for a bit more media exposure than a normal plot, but, to me, it's trying way too hard to be current. Facebook, Twitter, iPads, Youtube - even political … Continue reading When a Novel Tries Too Hard…

Reading, Writing, Soul Searching as Writers

Those in-between times of our lives are a real opportunity to do some soul-searching, regroup, and take off in an entirely new direction. I'm in one of those times. That no matter how hard I try to get some traction, I just can't. I'm in that in-between time. Researching. Planning. Experimenting. Thinking I might use … Continue reading Reading, Writing, Soul Searching as Writers