My Childhood Reading List

My Childhood Reading List

Throughout my childhood – likely ages 4-14 – I holed up with a book, just as I’ve been doing this summer. Within the pages, I found shelter from the drama of two younger siblings with developmental disabilities. I was fortunate that my mother...
The Real World Settings of Books

The Real World Settings of Books

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com Welcome! You’ve arrived at the blog of PJ Colando, a member of the Insecure Writers Support Group, which is the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh, an esteemed sci-fi writer and film critic. Here’s his page, an...
Word Games Can Be War Games

Word Games Can Be War Games

Are you enthralled in the current word/letter game fad Wordle? Do you play Scrabble? I don’t but a dear friend does. – Since I am a word nerd and most often accurate speller, let me offer some strategies to win the latter. I could ‘go pro’ with...
Conjunction  Function – Let’s Start

Conjunction Function – Let’s Start

A conjunction is a word used to connect two clauses or sentences. Sometimes I use “and” to begin a sentence… while it’s regarding regarded as improper writing, it’s how my mind works, connecting thoughts like dots in endless array. My...
Productive Procrastination

Productive Procrastination

Ah, spring cleaning! An annual ritual modeled by my mom. She’d wash the walls (!), launder the curtains and then hang them on the clothesline, and clear every cupboard in the house. Psst…I’ve never done any of those things because, as a working...