Jan Stafford Kellis

Ten Favorite Words

I’ve been listening to Anne Lamott’s audiobook Word By Word.  Anne narrates it herself, presenting a portion of her inspiring Bird By Bird, about writing and living as a writer and incorporating writing into our daily lives.  At first I consumed the audiobook in great gulps, listening at double speed,…

To Blog or Not To Blog

That’s the real question.  How much time should I dedicate to writing and editing a blog, when I don’t know who (if anyone) is reading it? I could easily write book reviews, snippets about my days and observations on everything from the weather to my Pinterest obsession. But shouldn’t I…

No time to write

I’ve been writing since I learned to read, and yet, I have no time to write.  I could be writing right now (blogging doesn’t really count, does it?) but I am basking in the afterglow of vigorous housecleaning, surveying my tidy domain and contemplating tackling the craft closet, which is…

My word! What a cool chair.

My word! What a cool chair.

My first adventure with Mod Podge resulted in an eclectic, wordy conversation piece I plan to use at future Bookworms Anonymous meetings. My training consisted of viewing a YouTube video of a woman applying Mod Podge to a flat surface.  The one tip I gleaned was this:  after applying the…