As a creative writer, what is your day like?

Major procrastination. Like right now! I should be working on a new Memoir. But, I’m checking out Quora, eating breakfast, trying to make sense out of World Politics and man's determination to kill. Sometimes I wonder if as a society we’ve progressed at all. I retired from a full-time career a year ago. And traveled … Continue reading As a creative writer, what is your day like?

How many times can you reinvent yourself?

I knew I liked to shake up my life, but this year has been amazing! It’s almost 2020, so I’m taking a moment to look back and do the proverbial: how did Lynda do in 2019? But today I’m going one step further, I’m going ALL the way back. How many times can I re-invent … Continue reading How many times can you reinvent yourself?

Do you have any thoughts on Loneliness and Aging?

I believe that loneliness is a direct relation to self-love and self-worth. Let’s face the fact that aging is a subject that’s on every woman’s mind once she reaches the age of 30. Why is that? Why do we worry so much about getting older and being alone? I think it has to do with … Continue reading Do you have any thoughts on Loneliness and Aging?

6 Tips that will change the way you write

What is your Best Unconventional Writing Advice? It has nothing to do with grammar, or the English language, or what sells or doesn’t sell. I follow a few simple rules. I think I read this in Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott) “You have to stop writing as if your mother is reading over your shoulder!” I paraphrased, … Continue reading 6 Tips that will change the way you write

I’m Alive!

    It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!

How do you do that thing you do so well?

It's a common question asked by those who want to write a novel. I hear this all the time on Quora. Where do you begin? How? Where do you get your ideas? Do you plot? Do you 'wing-it?' How do you do that thing you do--so well? Let's talk about my latest release, SILK ROAD … Continue reading How do you do that thing you do so well?

How did your marriage end?

  Which one? I’m the eternal optimist. I tried 3 times to get it right. All I got right was that happiness is more important than success, prestige, or money. The first time I married because my very first boyfriend waited for me while I ran off to become a missionary nun—stop laughing, read my … Continue reading How did your marriage end?

What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?

What are the things one should be good at in order to become a good writer? Lynda Filler, Top Quora Writer 2018 Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC at Writers and Authors (2009-present) Be Brave. You have to be able to open your heart and pour out your feelings. It doesn’t matter what … Continue reading What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?

Enjoy the journey

Inspired by Vashti Q I think sometimes we are in such a hurry to get "there" that we forget to enjoy the journey. This past 8 months I set goals for myself. Not only writing goals, projects to accomplish and books to publish, but I attached quantitative unit/financial goals to my writing. I'm enjoying watching … Continue reading Enjoy the journey