The Wryters' Block

Shaping, Designing, Sculpting Words

Measure of Success

secret to getting aheadI’ve been reading lots lately about the measure of success. However, when it comes to writing, I have changed my mind about what constitutes success. Normally, I’d say the attainment of success means that I have achieved a desired goal or outcome. But when it comes to writing, success varies on a day-to-day basis. Some days suc Continue reading


April 12, 2014 Posted by | Blogging, Books, Writing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Love Writing!

I love words and writing! I want my words to stir someone’s emotions. Ever since I was an elementary school student,

Northeast Elementary School

words, to me, were magical. What is it Continue reading

November 22, 2013 Posted by | Writing | , | Leave a comment



No one ever said writing was easy.

I’ve written the lightning draft of a novel. I know what I need to do – reread, edit, cut, revise . . ., but my fingers refuse to work, and I swear, my brain is not cooperating.

How do you overcome the hardest part of writing for you?

July 28, 2013 Posted by | Writing | , , , , | 3 Comments

I Believed, Part II

English: Santa Claus with a little girl Espera...

I believed – oh, why did I believe?

He said to me, “I’ll always be there,”

So where is he today?

If ever he’d fly to the moon,

Thoughts of me would never fade.

And as long as there was mail,

I’d receive his news.

Like a child who believes in Santa,

I hung on his every word,

Let those words melt my heart,

Permeate my soul.

I believed – oh, why did I believe?

Why did I believe in him?

July 20, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , , | Leave a comment

And The Winner Is . . . Me: Awards!!


  1. Twin Awards!

inner-peace-award                                       sunshine-award

Inner Peace Award                                                                                   Sunshine Award

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am deeply honored! 🙂

A blogger that I follow by the name of Meka was kind enough to think of my Blog as a nominee for two awards. I would like to thank her and encourage everyone to check out her Blog, “Love Mekanism.” The link to her site is Please check her out!!

If You Receive a Nomination:

1. Display the logo on a post.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to his/her site.

3. State seven (7) things about you.

4. Nominate fourteen (14) bloggers and inform them via comment in their blog.

Seven Things About Me

  1. My hobbies include reading, writing, and working crossword puzzles.

  2. I’ve been a public school educator for a number of years. I am now a GED teacher.
  3. I have two brothers and two sisters.
  4. I have three sons.
  5. My dad called me Robin when I was growing up.
  6. My mom’s name is Nora.
  7. I love everybody on the planet! 🙂

I nominate these 14 bloggers! Congratulations! 🙂

  1. Everyday Power Blog

  2. Benny

  3. Strangers and Poetry

  4. Amaranthis_Paradisus Continue reading

July 20, 2013 Posted by | Blogging, Writing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


The Heart

The Heart (Photo credit: petalouda62)

One day he was there;

The next, he was gone.

I missed his boots, his shirt, his letters, his voice . . .

I missed him.

His leaving left a hole in my heart,

One that never mends –

That hurts.

Even so, I had to move on.

July 1, 2013 Posted by | Life, Poetry | , , , | 4 Comments

Writers Are Weird

Thinking (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

Perhaps to a non-writer, writers appear weird. We writers tend to have unusual habits that others may even call loony. See my checklist below to see if you share any of my writing nuances.

I . . .

  1. Wake up in the middle of the night, thinking about my characters.
  2. Climb out of bed to jot down an idea, lest I forget by morning.
  3. Have happy fingers that long to touch the keyboard as soon as I wake.
  4. Talk to characters.
  5. Hear characters talk in my head.
  6. Through conversations, allow characters Continue reading

June 22, 2013 Posted by | Life, Writing | , , , | 10 Comments

Distant Memory

Something to Remember

Sometimes when gentle rain falls,

When lazy days stretch and yawn,

My mind sifts

Back to a distant time –

A time when there was you

and laughter

and hope

and joy.

But like all things that pass

When truth does not prevail,

You’re just a piece of HISTORY –

A MEMORY that will not last.

April 6, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , , , , | 3 Comments

My Favorite Things: My Beautiful Grand-daughter and Excerpt from Perfect Love

My grandbaby“Once upon a time,” Will began, “there lived the most beautiful girl in the whole wide world. She had the most beautiful mom of all the other moms. Her dad wasn’t really that handsome, but he had this great, great love for his daughter. Every night before his daughter crept into bed, she had to have cookies and milk to help her fall asleep. It didn’t matter if it was an Oreo, Vanilla wafers, or any other kind, as long as it was a cookie.”

He continued, “On one particular night at her bedtime, her poor old father didn’t have a single cookie in the cupboard to give to his darling daughter. In fact, there was not a single cookie or cookie crumb anywhere to be found in their entire house. The beautiful girl cried and cried Continue reading

April 4, 2013 Posted by | Books, Writing | , , | 3 Comments


Sometimes in life, we try to scale mountains.

beach leaping!

beach leaping! (Photo credit: Foxtongue)

We want to swim across oceans,

Leap across seas.

But there’s a time and a place for all things.

Sometimes we just need to breathe.

We think we can walk before we crawl.

We want to prove manhood and womanhood before the time is right.

We want it all now – what life can offer.

But there’s a time and a place for all things.

Sometimes we just need to WAIT.

April 2, 2013 Posted by | Poetry | , , , | 1 Comment



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