Keep learning

At last, the ShowMe Writers Masterclass is upon us. Chuck Sambuchino (Writer’s Digest) is the keynoter this weekend and a whole slate of talented people will be at the University of Missouri to share their insights. I am excited to learn more about writing screenplays. For me, these kinds of events are important. My creative juices get pumped. Even if I pick up just one new technique, or make connections with only one more person, I consider it a win. Life is spinning by so quickly we can’t just sit on the sidelines. We need to keep learning.


Catching up

After a wonderful time visiting old Fargo classmates and relaxing at the lakes in Minnesota, I am ready to get back into the real world. First, I want to share words from a Minnesota construction zone – I think they sum up the politeness of Minnesota – “Merge, take turns.” It was so refreshing to be up north again!

I am preparing to teach journalism this semester at the University of Missouri – the same institution where I earned my undergraduate degree. Talk about full circle! I just unearthed one of my first assignments for the very same class. I last taught journalism when we lived in Illinois and I am really looking forward to this opportunity.

I realize I never posted a blog interview from Ane Mulligan:

Dugout Dick

Idaho hospitality Inspiration often comes along when least expected. On a bike ride across Idaho, we crossed a bridge and came upon Dick and his rooms for rent in the mountain. I asked if I could take his photo, and he said, for a dollar. It was a good exchange, in my mind.