About Rough Wighting

doddling, Mike Allegra, play, writing

Wight with Muse, by  Mike Allegra.

“Art is transferring feeling from one heart to another.” Leo Tolstoy

I write because I love the written word. I love stories of fiction and lore; therefore, I create with the written word too.

This blog shares that love. Parts of it contain fast flashes of life that I write for the total joy of it.

Parts of the blog show my publishing joys – books of romance and suspense offered as a wonderful escape into worlds that are very real: The Right Wrong Man and Twin Desires.

Through all of my posts and books, I hope to share my joy in writing rough.

My last name is Wight, and I teach creative writing for fun – calling it Rough Writing. My students have renamed my class ROUGH WIGHTING, and I think that’s just perfect.

197 thoughts on “About Rough Wighting

  1. What a wonderful blog Pam. I will bookmark this blog and maybe even take a course from you. I have been writing since a few years after HS but never got beyond journaling, and a few published poems and a short story.

  2. Hey there Pam! It’s Beverly Linn Guy from PHS. Remember me? I totally enjoyed your blog, just like Steve said above. You are truly a gifted writer. Congrats on writing such a cool blog and best wishes on many, many more. I look forward to reading more from you. Take care girlfriend!!!

  3. Pam;
    As someone who took your creative writing for fun class from 2002-2010 that you taught in Concord/Carlisle Ma, I’m to glad follow your as a writer through your blog.
    I really enjoyed reading stories that you had written before I knew you & look forward to reading more.


    Bonita Robbins

  4. Loved all of these stories Pam! You are such a talented writer. I loved your writing even in high school–it was always so easy , personal , and interesting! And I could see your hair and your beautiful eyes when you were taking that stroll–took me back! Miss you –thanks for sharing a piece of you with us all. I’ll be checking back. . .

    • Pam, i’m a fellow writer, and have been since 2000. I hate to be so frank, but do you know of anyone who publishes poetry? I’ve already gotten letters from 4 publishers, and they all said that the subject was a little too personal. I’m trying to get in touch with other publishers, they say the subject is a little too “close to home”, if you understand.

  5. Why didn’t I look at this page first? Duh! You may be a Wight, but you don’t write rough! You encourage an old woman by showing that young ones notice–and there’s so very much to notice, isn’t there?

    • I love your comments and your attention to all the parts of my blog. And you KNOW that there is no ‘old’ or ‘young,’ just attention to who we are inside. As a youngster some of my best friends were decades older than me, and now as I reach those years, I’m hoping to find/keep friends of all ages. It’s what makes us love every detail of our living (and writing).

  6. Hey! I love how you came up with the title of your blog! I have never read anyone’s introduction as trying to bring joy to those who are in pain. Very thoughtful and very original! Love it!

  7. Hi Pam,
    I tried to follow you here from my blog, but your little square avatar is not linked to your blog, so I had to google it instead. You can link your avatar by going back to the avatar site (click on yours to get there) and then edit it. You will find an option to include links to your other pages. Let me know if you have any problem.

  8. Thanks for the virtual visit, Pam. Looks like you’ve got something very nice going on around here. I look forward to coming back🙂

    • I am speechless, thus I never wrote my acceptance speech. But I am honored to receive the award. I completely agree that EACH MOMENT matters in our lives. And there’s nothing more fun than writing about those moments.

    • Well, both the flower and the woman are known for their beauty. Same with your Jersey island. I grew up in New Jersey, which as far as I’m concerned, is not as pretty as YOUR Jersey.

  9. Hi, just came across your blog, My owner was just saying the other day that there has to be a pet out there named Henry David Thoreau! We’re from Concord and love all things Thoreau, Emerson and especially Louisa May. enjoy your blog, check mine out, too sometime. A different there, women’s rights, but still lots of Concord in there, thanks, Louisa May Alcatt

  10. So fun to read your comments here and then visit you at your blog. Louisa May Alcatt is a glorious name for a cat. Our golden Henry David is very proud of his name also. I lived in Carlisle (right at Concord line) for 10 years and just moved back to the SF bay area three years ago. I was so lucky to have that time in Alcott/Thoreau country!

  11. Apologies Pam, My fingers slipped lol🙂.

    As I was saying, My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though.🙂.

    I live in Wales, & am now Following your Blog.🙂.

    Best Wishes🙂

  12. What a creative title for a blog! I am sure your students love your class. Thank you so much for the recent comment on one of my posts. I will enjoy exploring your blog. All the best to you and your writing!

  13. Pam, What a wonderful landscape of mind you have created Tasty little morsels to pauseat and enjoy like a tast of fine wine..

  14. Thank you for stopping by my page!
    Writing is something I have always wanted to do and only recently gained the courage to do it publicly!
    I plan to follow your blog and hopefully learn a few things along the way!

  15. Thought I’d stop by to say thank you for visiting and following my blog. Then I discovered that you’re a New Englander, just like I am! You have a really neat blog and I’m looking forward to keeping up with your posts. Have a writerly day! Kate

  16. Beautiful sentiments, well written. In some ways, your son reminds me of my son — who has given me 2 grandchildren, is inordinately affectionate, and always inscrutable, even on the rare occasions when he makes me feel like he’s pouring his heart out to me.

  17. Thanks for commenting and liking my book page….you have a new follower in me. Loved your blog about your son. It’s amazing how different our children are from one another and still so very special in their own way.
    With 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 11 great, I see the specialness multiplied many times over.

    • The embarrassing thing is that I just saw your comment on my About Rough Wighting page! The happy thing is that I’ve just followed you…and now I’m looking for a good sunset photo in my files.🙂

  18. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. How funny to come across another “Pitmanite”! We have only been in town for 12 years so we are not “true” townies but we love it here. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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  20. This new opening on your blog is beautiful, Pam. I am so happy you have a fine illustrator who captured your “essence,” Pam!!🙂 I remember somewhere reading about your teaching but am happy to know how your students enjoy and like your creative writing course! Nothing better than doing what you love. Happy New Year to you and yours. ♡

    • Here’s to a year full of doing what we love. THANK you for sharing links of my books on your blog, and for your always insightful and encouraging comments! I enjoy your blog immensely.

  21. I came back to mention a p.s. which lets you know I featured you, Luanne Castle and 12 other fellow bloggers who write blogs and books, Pam. I was suggesting on the post, “Great News: Library Requisition Forms Work,” to get libraries to purchase books from authors, if you are on a budget. I also promoted your books and others as suggestions of ways to begin the new year with new books to read.🙂

  22. Hello, Pam. I’ve just followed your link back to your blog, and all I can say is that I’m delighted to meet you. Yes, we do seem to be in a similar place right now. We both have two books out there, and I imagine, like me, you have a third on the way. That sounds rather like some silly ‘pregnant pause’ joke (Lol) but I’m sure you know what I mean. I too love to write flash fiction, but have eased back on that at the moment. I’m intent on getting Book 3 moving a bit faster, as I’ve been playing around on WP far too much last year. I’ll be very happy to follow you and, as you’re a creative writing teacher, I’m sure I’ll pick up a few tips along the way. I’m an ex teacher,too, but of geology, geography and history.
    It’s lovely to know you, and I’ll look forward to reading your ‘Sisterhood’ award post, too!🙂

    • Well, our books are our babies, in a way, for sure. And yes, a third is on the way, but it seems to be a lonnnng gestation period. I have considered at times blogging less often to concentrate on my third baby, um, book, (I blog every Friday) but I find the fast “I” piece non-fiction I write for roughwighting cathartic and fun, and I love getting such wonderful feedback every week from my followers. It’s kinda addictive. :-0

  23. I’m looking forward to reading everything that you create with the written word and since you’re a teacher of creative writing, I’m sure that I will learn a thing or two along the way too! Lovely blog.🙂

  24. Good to be able to browse in your blog and I really like a lot of the contents. I will ask to be notified of any new post by you. Both you know the art of writing and it would seem you are genuine and kind- hearted. If you have a chance, feel free to have a glance in my blog as well, only if you wish though. Kind regards, Paul…..PS, if you wish, you can find me on LinkedIn as well

    • Thanks so much for finding me and following me here. I look forward to connecting with you on your blog. My goal is to just write about every day life. It’s a great way to share our life stories.

  25. Thank you so much for connecting, Pam. Isn’t the internet a wonderful world? I would never have met you only for it and blogging – and Jean’s Social Bridge, of course (she named it well).

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  27. What a great name for your blog and I’m going to enjoy following your ‘rough writing’ and so glad I ‘stumbled’ across your blog! With five years experience of blogging you count as a real pro – I’ve got my notebook and pen ready to take notes!!😀 I’m so impressed you’ve got two books published (self-published?) and they look great, exciting reads with amazing reviews. They’re on my wish list for the summer holidays when I have hours free…bliss…can’t wait (to read your books and the holidays!) I see one is co-authored. What was that like? Easy? Difficult? Warmest wishes to you Pam.

    • I began my writing career as a medical writer and editor. Then I attended a creative writing group and got hooked. I’ve taught creative writing classes for two decades now (ack!) and for my first book, co-authored it with one of my adult ‘students’ in my writing class. It was surprisingly easy, since we plotted it together, and then we each wrote every other chapter, then switched and editing each other’s work. Even now, I can’t tell what I wrote and what she wrote! The second book, The Right Wrong Man, I wrote myself and self-published it first as an e-book, then a softback. What a process! Not easy, thousands of hours of work, but being responsible for your own book from beginning to end to marketing to formatting to cover and promotion is a thrill like none other. Thanks for the questions and the interest. Will be fun to ‘follow’ each other in our writing successes.

  28. Hi, Pam! I just had to make a visit to your blog since you were kind enough to visit mine. What fun your blog is and what an interesting writing life you have.

    • Ha Ha. Rough would be a tough first name, wouldn’t it?🙂 I love the name Pamela – so much more romantic sounding than Pam. But my friends are more prone to call me Pam or Pammy. I answer to any name if it’s given with a smile.🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by here, Jonna!

  29. Hi Pam, Looking forward to reading your posts and stories. The title of your blog is clever and a lovely story behind it. Following you so I can start with the most recent and work my way backwards. Glad you found me, so I could find you! Louise

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