Read Some of Barbara's Articles
Just as every writer has a style that is unique to her, every area has certain criteria must be followed.
In my journalistic writing I strive to be accurate, present the important facts, and present the information in such a way that it will be interesting and informative.
Ghostwriting requires that you write in the voice of the client. Your own voice must be subdued in order that the voice of the client can be dominant. I have been able to adapt my style to suit the requirements expected of me. I have written both nonfiction and fiction to the satisfaction of my clients.
Travel writing allows me the freedom to express my own writing style which is relaxed and friendly. I write about places as though I was talking face-to-face with the reader. I allow my enthusiasm to infect the reader so they, too, want to visit the location and share my experiences.
- Window of Hope - In 1990 Dr. Mary Pat Donnegan and Terry Miller were instrumental in the establishment of the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (P.O.W.E.R.).
- When Food Can Kill - tells of the problems faced by a mother of two small children, both of whom are highly allergic.
- Race for the Cure - provides information about the annual walk/run to benefit breast cancer research.
- Kettle of Care - describes the history behind the Salvation Army kettles that are found in the holiday season. It tells of the good that is accomplished through the work of volunteers.
- Expressing Anger - is an excerpt from a nonfiction book that I have ghostwritten. The soon to be published book is titled Heart and Soul Parenting and expresses the ideas and teaching methods of a prominent Florida psychologist who specializes in counseling families and children. The book focuses on bringing up children successfully, but also concentrates on the changes you must make within yourself to become successful parents.
- Eyes of Love - is a short introduction to some of the characters found in a fiction book that I am currently working on for a client who has a great story idea and hired me to put it to paper for him.
Travel Writing Articles
- Mountain Angel - published in the December 2003 issue of Blue Ridge Country Magazine. Read the story of Mary Breckinridge, the amazing woman who established the Frontier Nursing Service in the Kentucky Mountains.
- Louisiana - overview of the attraction to be found in Louisiana, particularly during the bi-centennial celebration of the Louisiana Purchase.
- A Place for Everyone - describes the Gulf Shores of Alabama as the perfect place for relaxation.
- Coal Baron's Somerset Home - tells of the history behind the grand home that has been transformed into a spectacular Bed and Breakfast.
- Chattanooga Tennessee - A Choo Choo and More - tempts the reader with a description of a city containing everything from art museums to aquariums featuring exotic sea horses.