Author Inspiration and Two Weeks of Writing Links

Ciao, everybody. Sorry about last week. As you can see by my quote, I have family on my mind. My daughter is going back to school, so I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible with her. Last week, we had guests in town, so it was all about company then. Honestly, I’veContinue reading “Author Inspiration and Two Weeks of Writing Links”

Good Riddance, 2017

I’ve been blogging for several years now. Some years I write a “year in review” post; others I don’t. I was going to skip it this year, but a friend and fellow writer (C. S. Boyack) wrote one, as he does every year, and when I read both his post and the comments, I realizedContinue reading “Good Riddance, 2017”

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite holiday films. I was talking to my mom about it the other day, and she said she’d never seen it, although she’d like to. I told her when I saw it run, I’d tell her about it so she could watch it or record it. She said she doesn’tContinue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Conversation”

This Week’s Writing Links

I’ve been largely absent online this week. It was my daughter’s high school commencement, and family has been in town. A great time was had by all. The last of our guests is leaving Friday morning (tomorrow as I write this; today as you read it). They’re being incredibly patient with me as I clearContinue reading “This Week’s Writing Links”

Finding the Good in the Sad

by Staci Troilo First, an announcement. Soon you will have to type the address: https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com to access my site. This will only be temporary while I am in the process of switching over to a new host. Please make note of this change. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope it won’t be aContinue reading “Finding the Good in the Sad”

Here We Come A Caroling… Sort of. Won’t You Come With Me?

I have a real honor today. I’m guest posting/visiting on a friend and fellow Tribe Writer’s blog talking all about family Christmas traditions. Won’t you join me on Joan Hall’s site (Joan Hall Writes) as we discuss Christmas and family? Hope to see you there!

Giving Thanks for the Physical

One of my dearest friends from college does something that I’ve always admired (but never managed to emulate) in November. In honor of Thanksgiving, she does a post on Facebook every single day of the month and lists something she’s grateful for. She doesn’t go into detail, and it’s not always something earth-shattering, but forContinue reading “Giving Thanks for the Physical”

Lessons from a Photo Album

Today is a special day for me. It’s my 18th wedding anniversary. I looked through my wedding album, trying to find a photo to share, and I noticed how many things have changed. Definitely my appearance. And my husband’s. Everyone’s, really. And I have to say fashion has improved. As have hair styles. I rememberContinue reading “Lessons from a Photo Album”

Are You Making the Most of Your Relationships?

Something profound happened to me this week, so in lieu of promoting my new book or discussing writing techniques, I’m going to share my story. My daughter is a tennis player. She’s been battling an injury, but she keeps on going. She’s supposed to wear a boot when she isn’t playing, and tape when sheContinue reading “Are You Making the Most of Your Relationships?”