Writing

  • WHAT WILL YOU WRITE ABOUT NEXT?

    By on April 22, 2017

    One of the most frequently asked questions after I published my novel was, “What will you write about next?”...

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    Jo Virden
  • JOURNALING. HEALING.MOVING ON.

    By on February 21, 2017

    On September 7th of last year my husband, Bill, collapsed on the side of a mountain road with what...

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    Jo Virden
  • REVIEWS VS. RATINGS: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR

    By on August 24, 2016

    When I wrote My Darling Dorothy, I chose words with great care. Unfortunately, I didn’t transfer that care into...

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    Jo Virden
  • WRITING DIALOGUE

    By on August 15, 2016

    A frequently asked question at book club gatherings is, “How do you write dialogue?” The quick answer is that...

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    Jo Virden
  • REVIEWS

    By on August 8, 2016

    I have been so busy enjoying my virtual blog tour that I have neglected my own blog. It has occurred...

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    Jo Virden
  • BLOG TOUR BEGINS MONDAY!

    By on July 22, 2016

    Monday I begin a two week book blog tour. We will be “visiting” fourteen blogs from all over the...

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    Jo Virden
  • USING PROFANITY IN WRITING

    By on June 21, 2016

    My Take on the Use of Profanity in Writing I was raised in a very small conservative community. Swearing...

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    Jo Virden
  • CURIOSITY, RESEARCH, AND IMAGINATION

    By on June 10, 2016

    There is a pattern that took shape as I wrote “My Darling Dorothy.” Curiosity about the details mentioned in a letter...

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    Jo Virden