Copyright. Mary Olivia Patiño - Author. All Rights Reserved.

The key is to write, write, write.

Writing is a Journey

​Essentials for the Journey

​Texas Longhorns

Pack your Artist's Tools

  • Sketch book
  • charcoal pencils
  • other art pencils

Photo:  Courtesy of R and L Rey

For the Photographer

  • Camera, digital or other device
  • keen eye for wonders around us

Journaling unravels thoughts.

Mary Olivia Patiño​

Read, Write, Read,


Read your favorite authors to discover your interests, and to develop your genre.

​Write to give voice to your

​stories and learn/develop your own writing style.


​in different styles & fields.


​to meet other writers & get feedback.

Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?  

-Job 38:18

Pack Your Writing Tools

  • Your favorite Journal
    • select from a variety of journals
    • can be lined or unlined
    • it's a matter of preference

  • Pen/pencil
  • Composition book or lose notebook paper.
  • Laptop, tablet, I-pad, etc.
  • or 'record' your thoughts on your smart phone or tape recorder!