Category Archives: Writing


Writing is a solitary process, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Surround yourself with the things you love and an atmosphere to stimulate your process. Think about adding just the right music to help you paint your word scene. Continue reading

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Does Writer’s Block Exist?

Some authors complain about the elusive malady of writer’s block. If you believe you suffer from this illness, prescriptions from educators, book doctors and helpful friends are readily available. Like many disorders, if there is disagreement about its existence, treatment … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Mark Twain’s Thoughts

  In 1866, the influential daily newspaper, The Sacramento Union, sent Mark Twain on assignment to live in the Hawaiian Islands for four months. He wrote a letter for publication each week and was paid $20 for each submission. Letters … Continue reading

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A Room with a View – In Paradise

  For the first time in my life, I am on vacation with nothing to do, alone, in Kailua-Kona paradise on Hawaii. I can do anything I want to do, and what I am doing? I’m sipping Hazelnut-Vanilla coffee with … Continue reading

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 This morning I decided to republish this blog. I hear “gaslighting” more each day on the media. I think we all need to realize we are being gaslighted. We are being manipulated by repeated lies and persistent denial. Gaslighting? Have … Continue reading

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Winter 6-week Writing Workshop Here is your opportunity to get a jump-start on your writing this year.    Join Keith and Sue in Whitefish. Begins next week! Betty Led by Keith Liggett (bio below) The workshop format is similar to … Continue reading

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  Yesterday morning this beautiful sunrise caught my attention after I’d been up writing for a couple hours. The view is from my deck looking toward Bad Rock Canyon and the west entrance to Glacier Park. I love watching the … Continue reading

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April Update

Update on Writing Projects: Bev and I have made progress on our Minnesota mystery set in 1960. We will soon have comments from beta readers that include a women’s book club on Long Lake near Bemidji, MN …  located not … Continue reading

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Secrets of Loon Lake is the first of a series of cozy mysteries set in Northern Minnesota lake country in the 1960’s. The first draft was written to completion between March and July of this year. It has been in … Continue reading

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Fall In Montana

The summer heat is gone. The past two weeks, we have been deluged with rain. The grass is lush and waiting to be mowed, but winter is in the air. Only 23 degrees yesterday, a light frost blanketed foliage and … Continue reading

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