Snippets Issue 1

“The problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.” –Helen Dunmore

Creating some space between you and a snag often gives a new perspective and allows us to see something we didn’t notice before. A long walk may solve writing quandaries and perhaps even shine light on other circumstances that stump us.

In writing it is especially important to get up and walk away, then revisit. Remember to take a break and come back to anything you are writing before releasing it.

Grandfather Poplar Release in December

A wonderful young adult novel, Grandfather Poplar, by Diana Henderson is available on Amazon Kindle.

Melissa Kincaid has a secret that she shares with no one—something that makes her different from everyone else in her life. She communicates with trees and with one elder poplar whom she calls Grandfather. The spirit of her ancestor, a Cherokee medicine man, watches over her and takes her into another realm in her dreams. A world exists beyond this one, and she keeps this truth completely to herself—until the day she meets Arthur, a Cherokee boy who has seen her in his own dreams. Together they fight to save the forest that is home to her dearest companions, the trees, and to her own heart.

Click here to buy Grandfather Poplar on!