Monday, August 25, 2014

The Sounds of Silence

Today I have the honor of guest blogging at Naked Authors, home to a stellar group of mystery writers: Ridley Pearson, Jacqueline Winspear, Paul Levine, James O. Born, Cornelia Read and my fabulous friend, Patricia Smiley, who invited me to share my thoughts on the role of silence in a writer's life:

Recently, I spent two and a half weeks at my parents’ house. They live in Tucson in a development overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains. It was quiet there, very quiet, and not just because it’s in the middle of the desert. I was alone, choosing to go when my parents were out of town. The reason? Why waste time applying for writing retreats or spend money to stay in a writing colony when I had a perfectly good escape just an hour’s flight away?

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The view from my writing desk in Tucson