An early Christmas present for you all, another installment of the Mailbag. And the best thing about this present: it doesn't cost a thing to give or take.
We just keep on keeping on, my friends. If you are a writer, we invite you to join us here. There is always something to learn about our craft, and we all learn from each other. We charge no dues and we have no secret handshake.
Do you want to hang with the Cool Kids? We have room in our clubhouse for you. Welcome to the Writer's Mailbag!
Join me in the Mail Room. We'll discuss writing and we'll share in a long-distance friendship which is really pretty special.
We just keep on keeping on here in the Mail Room. Won't you join us? Talk about writing, and life, in a safe environment where all are welcomed.
Welcome to the Learning Center for writers, a safe place where the conversation is aimed at improving our craft. Won't you join us?
Pull up a chair and join us for a writers' round table discussion. Great company and some timely questions and answers . . . who could ask for more?
Do you have a question about writing? This is where you will find the answer, and we invite you to join us.
We just keep on trucking along with questions and answers about writing. Won't you join us? We would love to have you.
The days keep marching on as we approach the end of 2018. One thing remains the same, through it all . . . the Mailbag will always be here to answer your questions about the art of writing. Won't you join us?
We are back with another installment of the Writer's Mailbag. Thanks for joining us. Let's find out what questions our audience have this week!
We just keep on keeping on here in the Mail Room; the questions come in, the answers go out, and a community of writers learn from one another. Would you like to join us?
"What would you do if I sang out of tune . .. " I get by with a little help from my friends, and that's what the Mailbag is all about, friends helping friends!
The Mailbag continues, 220 installments and still going strong. Would you like to join our community? There are no dues and no requirements. All we ask of you is you be respectful and share if you feel like it. Not a bad deal at all.
If you are a writer, and you want to sit at the Cool Kids' table today, then welcome to the Mailbag.
Same time, same day,same place, the Writer's Mailbag appears with interesting information for writers in all genres. Won't you join us in the Mail Room?
The questions about writing just poured in this week, like a welcomed summer shower after a drought. Won't you join us as we all learn about the craft of writing?
An open invitation to all of you writers to join us in this series. We are here to help you; if you join us, you are here to help us. Pretty cool, don't you think? And there's no sign-up fees!
There are some great questions this week on the Mailbag. Won't you join us to learn about writing and to share your own thoughts about this craft we love?
A discussion about being good enough, and how being good enough is certainly something to be proud of.
If you are a writer, this is the place to be. This is a place where we all learn from each other about the art and craft of writing. Won't you join us?
A reflection about the Love Generation meeting Reality head-on!
The MailBag is open and welcoming to any and all writers. All you need to join us is a desire to learn and a willingness to help other writers.
It's amazing what you will see looking up at the clouds, but it's also amazing what others see in the same clouds. Why do we see the same thing so differently?
For over four years the Mailbag has delivered with questions and answers about Writing. Won't you join us?
If writing is your thing, and learning from a supportive writing forum is your wish, you are in the right place with The Mailbag!
Just some random thoughts about nature, and man, and whether we are as far-advanced as we would like to believe.
The longest running series on HubPages continues with more questions and answers about writing. Won't you join us?
Here's how it works: you ask a question about writing, and I attempt to answer it, and if I don't know the answer, one of the other readers will. We all win in the Mail Room!
Are you looking for a story which will leave you smiling? A story full of warms and fuzzies? Read on about one adoption which worked out quite well.
The weather may change, the economy may change, and the politicians may change, but one constant you can count on is the Writer's Mailbag every Monday. Won't you join us?
Walk along the mean streets with a "lady of the evening." See the world through her eyes.
If you're looking for answers you've come to the right place, as long as your questions are related to writing. We don't do dating counseling here!
I help you, you help me, and the world of writing is filled with satisfied authors and freelance writers. Ain't life great? Won't you join us?
What are you doing right now? Why don't you join us on the longest-running forum for writers? We would love to have you with us.
Hop on-board the Writers' Express. Let's see where this installment will take us!
Join us...learn about writing from some talented writers....share your knowledge and experience with us.
Would you like to hang with the cool kids in class? Well you can in the Mail Room, a give-and-take community where we all help each other become better writers.
If you would like to learn about writing, from other writers, this is the place. We have a seat for you at our table and you are always welcome to join us.
Join us on the longest-running series in HubPages, a place where writers learn from each other and find a safe place to practice their craft.
We are closing in on four years of The Mailbag. Won't you join our writing community? We all learn from each other in the Mail Room!
Do you have a question about writing? The Mailbag is where answers can be found. Won't you join us?
Join me in the Mail Room! We can all learn about writing together! Sounds like fun to me?
When did we become such a frightened society? Why did it happen? Can we change it?
You've got questions and I've got answers, and we all learn together. That's how the Mailbag works. Won't you join us?
When this series will end is anyone's guess, but it is, for now, the Happening Place for writers of all ages and abilities. Won't you join us in the Mail Room?
What do you want to know about writing? You ask, I answer, our community discusses, and we all come out the better. Won't you join us?
One meeting of two men, a story is told, an understanding is found.
There is a large community of writers, right here, willing to help you out if you have questions or problems. Won't you join us! We will welcome you with open arms and a whole lot of support.
We have a "ton" of questions about writing this week. Won't you join us as we learn about this Art form?
Passing it on, one story at a time, generation to generation...the history of us!
The longest-running series on HP continues with discussions about the Art of Writing.
Let's rock and roll with words, shall we?
Take a walk with me into a world, hopefully, you will never experience, and share in the joy of discovery!
A short one this week. Should only take you five minutes to read, so ready, set, GO!
Is your personal best behind you, or just around the corner? And if it is behind you, what do you do next? Join me as I entertain thoughts about a personal quest.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours....writing advice, or course...what did you think I meant?
The questions keep pouring in, and the answers follow. That's how it works on this writing site, writers helping writers. Won't you join us?
A few thoughts about labeling and bias against an entire sub-strata of society.
Here we go again, spreading love, and knowledge, through the writing community...one big love fest....one big knowledge-fest . . . join us!
My puppy wants to go for a walk. Won't you join us?
Writers helping writers . . . that's what this series is all about. Won't you join us?
Losing quality people in our lives is never easy!
The Battle of the Wilderness, and beyond
Ringing in the New Year with another installment of the question and answer series devoted to writers around the world.
My own personal thoughts about disasters, reactions, and the shattering of barriers.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Writer's Mail Room!
A brief glance at the human race, and one man's opinion about inclusion and diversity.
Sending love to the writer world during this holiday season!
A new year brings with it more death and destruction as the United States does battle with the United States, brother vs brother, family vs family, til death do us part.
We just keep moving to the beat of the writer's heart here in the Mail Room. Let's listen closely and see if we can hear it clearly today.
A New Year is approaching, and the Mailbag continues to provide us with food for thought.
The end of 1862, the beginning of 1863, the same old war continues as casualties pile up.
The Mailbag is a phenomena for which I am grateful!
Here we go again, sprinting through the month of November, learning all there is to know about writing before year's end. Won't you join us?
The long summer of 1862 has ended. The bodies continue to pile up.
Summary? You want a summary? How about you ask a question and I provide an answer, how's that for a summary? After 175 installments, I'm assuming you understand how this process works.
A roaring fire and friends gathered to discuss writing . . . what could be better?
The Civil War continues, as seen through the eyes of two soldiers.
The months and seasons change, but the Mailbag continues to deliver!
Would you like to know what your writer friends are thinking about? The Mailbag tells all!
The Civil War continues, told to us by the soldiers who fought in it.
Welcome to the series where questions about writing are answered, and information exchanged so that all writers benefit from the process.
Let's go through the mail and see what writers are saying about the craft of writing
The Civil War as seen through the eyes of the soldiers who fought in it . . .
The mail just keeps on keeping on, and we are all the better for it! Is anyone out there interested in becoming a better writer? If so, join us!
The Oregon Trail Sage comes to an end as Joshua, Laura, and their children finally arrive at their new home.
Are you ready for another round of questions and answers? Well I am, so let's get to it . . . all you ever need to know about writing in one site . . . welcome to the Mail Room!
Here we go again with another installment of the Mailbag, a series dedicated to the improvement of writing.
Seasons change but the Mailbag remains a constant in our lives....won't you join us?
As our vagabond family finally reaches their destination they find that freedom is not a universal concept shared by all. What will they do?
To borrow from Sonny and Cher, the beat goes on with more questions and answers about the craft/art of writing. Won't you join us?
Just some observations about our similarities as human beings
Welcome back for another question and answer session about writing. Hop on the couch, get comfortable, and let's do this!
The journey is almost complete . . . one last obstacle to conquer before the arrival in Paradise.
Learning about writing from other writers; that's what the Mailbag is all about. Won't you join us?
We return again with more great questions about writing!
The journey is coming to an end; only a few more obstacles to overcome for our young family taking on the perils of the West. Join them, won't you?
Welcome to the place where all of your questions about writing are answered.
If you ever had a question about writing, the Mailbag is the place to find answers. Won't you join us for another installment?
The Oregon Trail Saga continues as our young family from Iowa makes their way westward.
First-time questions this week for all writers to consider. A fun Mailbag awaits!
The beat goes on, the seasons keep changing, and writers keep writing. Such is life, and such is the Mailbag. Won't you join us as we study the craft of writing?
We come to the end of the Great Plains. Now the journey is about to become more difficult.
The bag is full, the week is new, and life is good.
The fourth year of this series begins with some interesting, and never-before-asked questions about writing. Won't you join us?
Do you have what it takes to walk 2000 miles in search of a dream? Follow along as one family endures hardships across an unbroken wilderness.
Join me in a birthday celebration. The Mailbag is three-years old today, and I want to thank you for making it happen.
The popular writing series approaches three years of questions and answers. Are you a member of the Mailbag Club? If not, why not?
The Oregon Trail Saga continues in Nebraska
Just about anything you want to learn about the craft of writing can be found in the Mailbag. Won't you join us?
The ordeal of the Oregon Trail continues!
A bag full of questions this week, so let's get to it!
The Oregon Trail stretches out in front of our travelers as they enter Nebraska.
Questions and answers about the art of writing! All writers are welcome!
The Oregon Trail sage continues as the wagon train makes its way through Kansas
We've got questions and we've got answers, and they all relate to the craft of writing. Won't you join us?
The great journey west is about to begin. Let's peek in on our pilgrims and see how the preparations are coming along.
Welcome back to the show that never ends. If you are a writer you are welcome here.
Follow along as a young family travels the Oregon Trail in search of a better life.
"Hello from the other side".....I don't think Adele will mind me borrowing her greeting...hello from the Mail Room in Olympia, Washington. I hope you'll take a break and join me for this week's Mail.
Is there anything you want to know about writing? If so, this is the place to visit weekly.
I have a new family for you to meet. Travel with me to the year 1845. Iowa is the place, and dreams are about to become reality.
We are inching our way towards the 3 year anniversary of the Mailbag, thanks to all of you. Let's see what the mail says this week, shall we?
This series of short stories concluded today. Part Two of the book will be published sometime towards the end of the summer. Thank you for riding along on this dark journey.
Happy Easter from the Mailbag staff, and thank you for the great questions about writing this week!
Is there anything more despicable than the violation of a child? The lead detectives on this case don't believe there is, and they are going to dedicate their lives to ending this case.
You know how this works: you ask the questions and this old writer will answer them, and hopefully we all will learn.
Is it magic or illusion? Or is it simply the work of a sinister mind bent on destruction, driven by an over-sized ego? How will these murderers be stopped?
Answer, questions, reflections, opinions, and it's all about writing. If you are a writer, you really need to sign up for the Mailbag!
Bodies are piling up; the murder scenes are immaculate; the killer is laughing at them; what will Detectives O'Dowd and Robie do next?
The seasons change, the days, the months, and the years, all change, but the Mailbag remains the same. Won't you join us?
There's a serial killer loose, one unlike any Olympia police detective has ever seen . . . how many more bodies will appear before this case is solved?
For almost three years now, writers have gathered around the Mailbag and shared ideas and thoughts about the Art of Writing. Won't you join us?
The killer of young girls likes nursery rhymes. Will his obsession prove to be his undoing? Let's find out if Chapter Five gives us any clues.
The long-running series about writing continues with more questions and answers.
There is a murderer at large, and two detectives are determined to find him before he kills another beautiful child.
We have a short one today, so kick back for a few minutes, and find out what your fellow writers are talking about.
Some murders are harder to solve than others, as our two detectives quickly realize in this crime thriller.
What do you want to know about writing? You can find the answers, and more, here in the Mailbag!
Into the mind of a killer we go, as two detectives try to unravel the clues in a string of child murders.
Here we go again, questions, answers, sharing, and brain-picking, all about the wonderful world of writing!
A short story, not for the squeamish. Hopefully you'll enjoy it.
The hits just keep on coming with this never-ending collection of questions and answers about the art of writing.
The effects of PTSD are slow to disappear. Oftentimes, they never do. The characters in this short story are fictional, but I've known them most of my life. I hope you enjoy the conclusion.
Through wind and rain and snow, the mail will be delivered. If you are a writer, kick back, get comfortable, and learn something about the Art of Writing.
Two victims of PTSD try to find happiness while in the grasp of that condition....is it possible?
The sun rises in the east; the sun sets in the west; the Mailbag is delivered on Mondays; three truths you can count on.
The 4th of July has arrived, and with it memories of a war ten years earlier.
Plowing ahead into 2017 with more fantastic discussions about the art of writing.
A story about two PTSD survivors and their struggles to "fit in" with normal life.
The new year looks just like the old year, with great questions about the craft of writing. Sit back, get comfortable, and let's all learn about this art we all love.
Recovering from trauma is often a life-long process, as my characters find out in this chapter.
We usher in 2017 with a full bag of mail and a fervent desire to become better writers!
How long do the effects of war stay with a man? How long are the cannons heard? How long do the demons hold residency inside a soldier's head? This chapter asks these questions.
A new year of questions and answers about the art of writing.
A beautiful spring day in Seattle, Washington, a day of promise, soon to be a day of tragedy. Won't you join us?
We finish 2016 with the one-hundred and thirtieth installment of this question and answer series about the craft of writing. Won't you join us?
Not all the damage done to the human psyche can be seen, as we find out in this chapter of the continuing sage of Max and Katie.
The Mail Man wishes you all a very Happy Holiday Season, and thanks you for your continued support.
There are many types of wounded, as our two main characters, Max and Katie, find out in this chapter.
The questions and answers about writing are pouring in, and out, this week, so join us for a writing seminar.
The conclusion of a cross-country walkabout. Thank you for traveling along with my characters.
The long-running series for writers continues with more discussion about the craft of writing.
The long journey is almost over. Our heroes will soon be in Seattle and then a new adventure will begin for them . . . but first, they need to make it five-hundred more miles.
Everything you want to know about writing in one central location. Join us for more great questions and answers about the craft of writing.
Just a few more chapters and the story will conclude. Thanks for joining me as we once again peek in on the journey of Max and Katie, two pilgrims in search of peace.
Here we go again, a continual school for writers continues.
Wake up and smell the HubPages roses! That's my message to all of you.
We are nearing the end of the tale as our two intrepid travelers cross the Rockies, heading for Seattle. Won't you join them?
Welcome back to another week of discussions about the craft of writing. I'm glad you joined us, and I hope you find what you are looking for.
Is there ever a conclusion to war for a soldier? We're about to find out in this chapter.
Through all kinds of weather, the Mail continues to be delivered.
The journey continues west as our homeless couple look for answers and direction. Would you like to join them in Cheyenne, Wyoming?
The dependable series about writing continues with some more fantastic questions from writers looking to improve their craft.
A response to a writing challenge. I sure hope Ann likes it!
Put on your winter coat and join Max and Katie as they trek across the country in search of a new life.
More questions, more answers, all about the craft of writing. Step into the Mail Room and let's all learn together.
Reflections about HubPages and one quality human being
Imagine being homeless and walking across this country of ours. Can you imagine it? The hardships? Won't you join Max and Katie as they do exactly that?
You know how this works by now, right? Well, then, let's not delay . . . it's time for The Mailbag!!!!!
On the road again, somewhere in the Midwest, trying to stay one step ahead of hopelessness.
Nothing can stop the mail from being delivered, and ain't that just too cool for words? Pull up a chair and join me for another installment of the Writer's Mailbag!
Our two homeless protagonists are making their way westward, not exactly sure what they are looking for, but hoping they'll recognize it when they see it.
We have a monster Mailbag today, so please, help me to empty it quickly. My back is breaking under the weight.
Two weeks on the road in the dead of winter. Life, at times, comes up short of expectations.
The Mailbag is bulging today, so let's dump it out and read some letters
Two homeless people trekking cross-country during the dead of winter.....will you join them on this leg of their journey?
Welcome back to the series that will not die. Great questions this week so let's get started.
How much of ourselves is in the books we write? One writer shares his thoughts on that question.
On the road again with the homeless couple, Max and Kate. Won't you join us?
Another great week of questions and answers about writing.
Buy local and pay a little more, or buy from a major corporation and pay less? This writer knows which choice he's leaning towards.
Let's walk along with my two homeless protagonists and see how they are doing on the road.
Here we go again with more questions, answers and a spirit of helpful friendship.
Chapter Two of my short story collection which raises awareness about the problem of homelessness.
A full Mailbag today, full of questions, full of answers, and full of friendship. Shall we?
Will you join me for a practice novella? I can tell you it's not terribly pleasant but then hey, writing reflects reality, right, and there are times life just isn't pleasant.
How about a good old-fashioned challenge/contest? Calling all writers....let's see what you're made of!
Shall we peak into the Mail Room and see what's happening this week? Shhh, we don't want to disturb the workers.