Author Inspiration and Reflection

Well, Thanksgiving's over. The leftovers are (finally) gone. Family's gone, too. This is one of my favorite quotes, because it reminds me to count my blessings, to rejoice in the positives, to appreciate the good things in life. If I let myself, I could easily wallow over not going back to Pennsylvania for the holidays... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

So, this was a rough week. You may have noticed I wasn't around much. This was the last week I had to spend with my daughter before she goes away to college. This separation is hard for me—I grew up with extended family everywhere, so I became used to always having people around. I like... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This was a busy week for me. I spent much of it editing in one form or another. Beta reads, critiques, actual editing projects. Even revising some of my own works. All that editing brought to mind one of my favorite writing quotes, from one of my favorite writers---Dr. Seuss. I have a tendency to... Continue Reading →

Think Low, Think High, Give a Book a Try

by Staci Troilo Sunday, March 2 is Dr. Seuss Day, and National Read Across America Day, because it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Schools will celebrate today, March 3. What better way to commemorate the birth of an American icon, a man who loved children and learning so much that he devised a method of storytelling using... Continue Reading →

How Dr. Seuss Can Improve Your Writing

When I was a kid, I loved Dr. Seuss. I liked everything he wrote, but my favorite was Fox in Socks. I’ve always been a sucker for tongue twisters, and that fox really had a few zingers. There are still a couple I stumble over. When I became a parent, I read his collection to... Continue Reading →

Words for the Writer to Live By

One of my favorite quotes is: So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. Prolific, huh? Must have been said by one of the greats, like Fitzgerald, or Dickens, or Faulkner. Bronte, or Shakespeare, or Poe. Nope. Dr. Seuss. In my mind, still one... Continue Reading →

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