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Hi. My name is Phyllis and I want to welcome you to my website. Originally from Wisconsin, my husband and I moved to Florida forty-seven years ago as newlyweds. When I retired as a school social worker, I decided do some writing. After taking on-line courses, I felt encouraged to take my writing further.… Continue reading About Me
As I’ve been posting, I spend a great deal of time promoting my work. It’s not an easy task and it certainly can be frustrating, if I allow myself to become frustrated. Like everything else that we encounter as we go through life, we have to measure our successes based on each accomplishment. “My Name… Continue reading Success As A Writer
So, after the first couple of writing classes, it was time to get to work and write something. And I did. I discovered an online-social work magazine that was asking for submissions for their social work month issue. I was thrilled when my article was published. I asked the editor if she would be interested… Continue reading What Came Next
When I decided to do some writing after I retired a few years ago, I started with some online classes through a university. They weren’t expensive and I learned a lot. The feedback on the assignments was beneficial, as was the encouragement that I received. It also helped me become more structured with my writing.… Continue reading The Beginning
That’s right–I said “art” because I have found that promoting my books takes as much creativity as writing the story. In fact, there are some days that I feel as though I have to be more creative. I’ve done business cards of all kinds; the pictures here are tiny book marks that I had made… Continue reading The Art of Promoting My Book
I love flowers–all kinds of flowers. But my favorites are lilacs, peonies, irises, daffodils–and wildflowers. And roses. Okay–the bottom line is, I love flowers. I feel good just looking at a pretty bouquet, or even a single flower. Just think–they start as a little seed and bloom into something that brings a lot of… Continue reading Bouquets of Words
In one of the on-line writing courses I took, there was an assignment about why we write. I don’t remember what my reasons were at the time (after all, it has been about three years!) but I can tell you why I continue to write. Obviously my writing is not motivated by money. And that’s… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
I was going to blog regularly and here I am–almost a month since my last entry. It’s not that I don’t think about it, because I do. But I either get sidetracked or just plain upset because I don’t get any comments or have many followers. Anyway, my third book is “My Name is Rebecca:… Continue reading It’s Been Awhile
“When Shadows Linger” is my first novel. And I can honestly say that I love the book. I actually love all of my writing, for the most part. But I am proud of the fact that I wrote this novel. The setting for the story begins in Wisconsin, my home state. And then it changes… Continue reading Next: When Shadows Linger
“Envelopes of Hope” is my first novelette. It is the story of a young girl’s descent into the dark world of drugs. With the support of her family, she was able to leave that world behind her. This is a very personal story for me. One of my children had a drug problem for… Continue reading Envelopes of Hope
???? That’s right. I never had a plan to write a book. My first “official” piece of writing was an assignment in fourth grade–“My Dream House.” I remember loving the story. However, it has been about 60 years (oh, my!!) and the only part of the essay I remember was the butterfly table. If… Continue reading It Started With An Idea