It’s been a few months since I’ve posted regular blogs. First, my website crashed and it was two months getting it set back up. Then I lost my mojo. But I believe all things happen for a reason. Since I couldn’t publish anything, I used the time to reflect on the purpose of my blogs. Since I tend to have two trains of thought running through my mind, I’ll post two blogs each week.

In a former life, I was a teacher, and I’ve always loved helping students become better writers. I live by the motto: teaching is about producing better writers, not better writing. The serious side of my personality loves teaching and sharing my world of writing. So, with my motto in mind, I want to help writers find their footing. I want to encourage writers at all levels of their career to study the craft and become the best writers they can be. I’ll be happy to answer your questions. And if I don’t know the answer, I will research it and get back to you.

However, there’s the other side of my personality, the writer. I love writing about all things southern: the culture, the people, the setting and nuances, all things indicative of the South. I especially enjoy the language of the South, both spoken and silent. My Mama taught me a look can say more than words. So, I want to share my South with you. I’ll introduce you to some Southern sayings I heard as a child, as well as some I’ve picked up in my new home of Tennessee.

Tuesday’s blogs will focus on some aspect of the writing life, and Fridays will give you a glimpse into Southern life. I hope you will share this journey with me. And, as we say in Tennessee, have a blessed day!    Anne