Several weeks ago I told myself they are coming for Rex Murphy next. And it has happened. There is something sinister occurring in the world. I’ve watched it for some years now. An element of society has set themselves up as judge and jury. All they have to do is point a finger, and with… Continue reading In Defense of Journalism and Having an Opinion
This week I updated my blog and gave it a new look. After about a decade, I figured it was time for a change. If you have been following me over the years, you may have noticed that I've moved away from my focus on the craft of writing. This blog will still feature my… Continue reading A New Look
For any interested readers, I have been writing a weekly journal of my personal experience of the coronavirus isolation on my tinafriesenwriting blog.
I am offering a free copy of my short story, Wilhelmina, for one month, on the one year anniversary of its publication. Check out Wilhelmina Share the coupon, JS22Z, with friends. It expires on March 27, 2020. While you are there you may want to check out my other selections. I love to hear from… Continue reading Coupon for Free Book
To my dear readers who have followed my story...thank you for your incredible patience. It would almost make a story of its own for me to document my writing journey these past months. I finally decided that at the end of the year I will put my novel aside. In other words, it must be… Continue reading Update on My Novel
For a long time I searched for my Happy Place as a writer and I didn't find it. The reason I couldn't find it was because I needed to create it. I needed to understand what this place is made up of. Most of all, I needed to identify the core of my motivation. Writing… Continue reading My Happy Place as a Writer
At the Peace Arch border crossing, entering the U.S. from Canada, the border patrol person asked me what I did for a living. He seemed very interested when I told him I was a writer and offered me a cure for writer's block. "You know what you have to do to overcome writer's block?" Of… Continue reading How I Beat Writer’s Block
Last week I attended the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference began on Monday and ended Thursday afternoon. For any writer who has never attended a conference, I highly recommend it. One of the reasons to attend a writers' conference is that writers have access to agents and editors in a way… Continue reading My Writers’ Conference Experience
I am currently on holidays in Manitoba for a month, visiting family and attending two weddings, as well as my mother’s eightieth birthday celebration. While I am here I am also trying to carve out some daily time for writing. This is more easily said than done. I don’t have an internet connection so doing… Continue reading Orienting Your Reader
My writing is important to me, but lately I've had to take an honest look at what it is I want and need to do with my life. I've concluded I want to write. As a result, I am setting aside time to write. And, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and investing… Continue reading What is Your Writing Worth?