I’ve always been a fan of colorful light effects like creative Christmas displays or fireworks on Independence Day. With the latter, the loud boom can be distracting and somewhat scary – especially to a small child.
One 4th of July around ’81 or ’82, my parents packed me and my brother up in the family car, headed to the local high school parking lot. Mama passed around the sandwich bags full of Continue reading “Walking Down #Memory Lane on the 4th of July (Well almost…)”
As a writer, you’re constantly honing your craft—reading widely, seeking feedback, and considering the constructive criticism of others. Part of this process is learning how to recognize your own writing strengths. But it’s not always easy to judge yourself objectively, so Writer’s Relief has put together five ways to recognize the areas in which you truly shine: Continue reading “How To Pinpoint Your #Strengths As A #Writer (And Make The Most Of Them!)”
The article below piggybacks on one of my recent posts about proofreading and using spell check.
I had not idea “gray” was the most misspelled word for my state (Georgia). While the article didn’t mention how it was misspelled, I’m praying the confusion is spelling the color as “grey”. 😉
At Writer’s Relief, we enjoyed this article by NBC News that spells out the facts: There are some surprising words commonly misspelled in each state:
“Google has released its list of America’s most misspelled words by state — and Wisconsinites have some explaining to do.” Continue reading “The Most Misspelled #Words By U.S. #State”
Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women in the armed forces who have served our country and lost their lives defending it. Cemeteries are adorned with flags and flowers to not only celebrate these lives, but also honor them.
But for me, Memorial Day has additional meanings. One, it’s a day my family and friends come together to barbecue and fellowship. Sometimes this is the only quality time we have together. We talk about days of ole and catch up on the latest happenings in each others’ lives. It’s a joyous occasion.
Two, I’m reminded of the diligence of my great-aunt Dollie who made it her mission to
Continue reading “In remembrance…”