Long time followers of this blog may remember me mentioning that I attended a writing workshop led by mystery author, Blaize Clement. A group of us met regularly around her dining room table, nibbling almonds and drinking green tea and we exchanged words, books, ideas, opinions and laughs...and the occasional cookie or two.
I am so sorry to say that our workshops will be no more. Our fearless leader has passed away after a battle with cancer. If you'd like to learn more about Blaize, her life and her books, here's a nice article that appeared in our local paper.
Speaking of learning, I don't have enough space here to list all the things I learned from her and from the others in the group. About writing, yes, but also about living a full and fulfilling life. One of the things that Blaize had said (and that I hope I never forget) was that so many people want to be normal, but normal means average. Who wants to be average?
Not me. Not anymore.