The Writing Moose

  • Inspiration for Big Trouble

    This isn’t a post to explain how to get inspired to get yourself into ‘big trouble’. It is more of a recap of a family vacation. A family vacation that I used as…

  • What’s the point of writing?

    I announced a book release last weekend and it was also announced that women’s rights are in danger(again/still?!). I spent February and March writing a short Christmas story for a compilation I’m going…

  • Italy – Part II

    Here’s a bit from my journal while on vacation: I’m thinking of the writers who had months long holidays to write and work and immerse themselves in the culture. Who took large ships…

  • Springtime in Italy

    In a villa, in Chianti Country in Italy. I can’t get my coffee right. I love the espresso here, but I’m having trouble getting the milk ratio right. Maybe it’s the congestion interfering…

  • Words For Troubled Times…

    We’re almost to the two-year mark of when we first went into lock down. This isn’t news to you, I’m sure. I remember at the time being shocked. Shocked that the ‘end of…

  • Vulnerable Projects

    Hello my loyal reader. How have you been? I hope well. I really do. It’s a new year and we’ve already reached February but it doesn’t ‘feel’ new. It could be the mountain…

  • Dreaming of Italy…

    I miss Italy. Italy is the culmination of my heritage, my dream life, my hard work of learning another language (and the shock that I could learn another language), and a wonderful emotional…

  • Morning Hours…

    While I work on books that I’m writing, books that I’m editing, and freelance pieces, I also have notebooks for journaling and quotes and for my ‘3 Pages’. There is a book by…

  • Damn Right

    As my editor and I are working on the book that will be my debut, we’re getting into the nitty gritty weeds. For example, do I want to spell out my numbers (three…

  • Fall Facts

    Why do we call it Fall? This time of year, the months between summer and winter, weren’t always called ‘Fall’. They were actually referred to as “Harvest” back in the olden days. (The…