At one point, early in my parenting career, I thought that my youngest son would never learn how to speak. There’s no reason to learn if someone is going to do it for you. I can’t hazard a guess how many times I had to stop my older son from answering for his brother. What… Continue reading Tongue Box – A Teaser Post for Chimera and Curses
This year I am writing a novel. The boys often ask me to draw with them. Drawing was something I loved to do but it isn’t something I made a lot of time for over the years. Lately when they have asked me to sit and draw with them I have used it to my… Continue reading What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Denis has the kind of voice that without any sort of visual association creates those little butterflies in inside the listener. It was Denis’s voice that drew my attention and alerted the writer in me to the possibility of a story. First though, I should clarify that the following piece of writing is fictional. I… Continue reading Watching
This year I am writing a novel. I entered my son’s room to open the curtains like I do every morning. I took one look around and thought what in the world? I rolled my eyes and went in search of coffee. I didn’t give it another thought. My husband got up a few hours… Continue reading Large, ugly and frightening – Let’s get creative!
This year I am going to write a novel. I shifted from character development to some scene work. My main character’s childhood home is going to play an important part in the story so it goes without saying that I need to do some planning and development around it. This is going to be my… Continue reading The process of being mentally stimulated.
On November 1, 2020 I started following a new blog that I found while I was spending a few minutes checking out fellow NaNoPoBlano participants: No Talent for Certainty. You see on November 1, 2020 I spontaneously decided to join NaNoPoBlano for the first time. So, here we are on day #2 with my day… Continue reading Observers
Take care of you; you matter! By Shari Marshall – 2019
Quotes “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore “Broken crayons still colour.” – Shelley Hitz “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them.… Continue reading Quotes
You have sat down to write after re-arranging your schedule to make time for it. Your pencil is posed over the paper, or maybe your fingers are posed over the keyboard but nothing comes. No ideas are rolling through your mind only silence and awareness of time ticking by. You strain your thoughts: nothing. With… Continue reading Finding it in the Quiet
Whether we are talking about work, a project, an exercise routine, a personal goal or etcetera there sometimes comes a point where we run out of steam, drive, inspiration, or motivation… Nobody wants to be stuck or feel stale or perhaps it’s one of those cases that you don’t even know its stale. Regardless, this… Continue reading Refreshed & Renewed