I’m one of those writers who has a book writing plan. That is, I sit down every December and plan out what books (and hopefully short stories and essay…
It took a friend’s tweet this morning about her realization that she found a lot of her writing inspiration while working in a coffee shop to bring abo…
Martiniere Legacy Issues
Note: This is not meant to be the final word on critique groups. This is just my particular reflection on critique groups. Period. Pros and cons of wri…
I'm a fairly broad reader in that my reading often covers a range of genres and purposes. I like reading a variety of works, though graphic details and…
So here I am again. Facing the need to start building the world, characters, and plot lines for a new series. Well, this one is kinda new. It's a secon…
2020 tried to go out like it came in, with me dealing with a gut bug. Fortunately, unlike the bug that made the 2019-2020 transition miserable, this on…
Life with writing, Covid, and horse management
I'm deep in the weeds with The Heritage of Michael Martiniere, and starting to realize that there may be at least one other book dealing with this char…
Diving into the world of nonlinear writing
I started out 2020 feeling horribly sick. No exaggeration. About a week after we got back from Portland in December, a few days after Christmas, I came…
Welcome to Speculations from the Wide Open Spaces by me, Joyce Reynolds-Ward. Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer from Enterprise, Oreg…