Archive for April, 2010

What I Learned at the Erma Bombeck Writers Conference

Posted by dianne on Apr 20, 2010 in Blog | No comment

I returned yesterday from the Erma Bombeck Writers Conference. Three days focused on humor writing was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot. Here are a few of my lessons from this weekend: My name is on the United Airlines Do Not Fly List. Yikes! After the agent looked at the birth date on

Fine Young People

Posted by dianne on Apr 9, 2010 in Blog | No comment

Last night the Chicago music community paid tribute to Carlos Hernandez Gomez, musician, political reporter, man of faith, humanitarian – a fine young man called home to heaven much too young after a battle with cancer. My son Dann opened the concert singing George Harrison’s words, “Give me love, give me love, give me peace

You Ought to Write a Book

Posted by dianne on Apr 7, 2010 in Blog | 1 comment

Have people told you that you ought to write a book? Have you been saying it to yourself for years? It’s time to make your dream come true. Join the You Ought To Write a Book! workshop. Get that book out of your head and onto paper. Past workshop participants said this: After sitting on

It’s About Time

Posted by dianne on Apr 4, 2010 in Blog | No comment

Dear friends, I am back to my blog. The plan is to keep it up regularly — I will give it my best. Today I want to share a link that will introduce you to two of my favorite online friends, Leah Ingram and Marla Cilley (aka the FlyLady). This excellent post offers you five

What a Journal Can Do for You

Posted by dianne on Apr 1, 2010 in Newsletters | No comment

Some people write in a journal in the evening, unwinding and reflecting on their day. Some also make a list of things for which they are grateful. These are great ideas and I may follow their lead someday. For now I prefer to start my day with my journal using it to make my day