AS a plantser, I understand how long and detailed plotting and planning can feel like a chore. I can also sympathize with people who find that pre-established plot lines choke their creativity. Some writers need to write those first 250 words, despite the fact that they're garbage, in order to get the creative juices flowing. I understand.... Continue Reading →
Today I broke down and admitted to myself that I was in desperate need of a time management reboot if I wanted to accomplish most of my short-term goals. I know WHAT I want to accomplish and HOW to get it all done. What I am lacking is a PLAN. Now you may be one... Continue Reading →
Why would an author (especially one who is or hopes to one day be a published author) share their work FOR FREE? Excellent question class and here is my list of reasons why I love sharing my work with the world (for free) and why you might consider it as well. To build community. Writing... Continue Reading →
How do you like the new Wattpad book cover? I decided that since I have made the storyline of Unintended Consequences much edgier, I should give it a cover to match. I still love the original cover art and will probably use it for another project (hint: I already have a title) but this is... Continue Reading →
In honor of the start of NaNoWriMo I have been doing what any decent participant is doing at this time of year- Prepping. That means new notebooks and pens, new outlines and vision boards, new schedules and planners, it is my "new" year. Before we move forward, please take a moment to like and follow... Continue Reading →
The question is, what does my "voice" sound like? Well, I am a woman, so womanly I guess. I come from a conservative background but not oppressively so. Like, the rules for how you are expected to live were well established but there was plenty of wiggle room because, you know, life happens. So I... Continue Reading →
I felt the need to share this with you today to motivate you to make different choices this week. As we head into the last week of October I hope you will all remember that it's never too late to start making better choices. Stay tuned for more videos and don't forget to add me... Continue Reading →
Today is National Writing day and the hashtag #WhyIWrite is trending (as it should). NaNoWriMo looms ahead, a mere 11 days away. As I fight the panic the will inevitably engulf me on October 31, I am faced with completing my prep for this year's NaNoWriMo. Before I go on, be sure to like this post.... Continue Reading →
I love it when I find a great read. This counts as one of them, so I’m passing it on to you!
Once upon a time, in a land where the summer sun can kill your soul, on the patio of a restaurant bar where the libations eased the slow heat-death, a discussion took place betwixt a certain writer and a certain beloved person in the writer’s life. The conversation was initially mundane, with rambling whatnots about who would sleep with George Clooney if given the chance and whether or not a proper queso recipe should include diced onion. Then, in a rather alarming development, the dialogue became a wee bit accusatory, and non-sexual passions were enflamed. Nonetheless, some intriguing considerations arose, and I would be remiss in my responsibilities as a writer if I didn’t share this conversation with you.
(Note: Forthwith, the “writer” shall be known as “Hexom”, a character in one of my books, a simple ploy that should give the illusion that someone else has an issue, even…
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