I go in for research and I get lost in the beauty of decay, the horrifying stories of yesterday and today, and the minutiae of subjects I know nothing about. Today is a round-up of a few things that have pulled from my charted path this week. Birthday Ninja is where I went to locate tidbits… Read More Led Astray: Sites that sucked me in and sent me through rabbit holes of fun
I’m not sure about you, but that is a horrifying thought, especially for someone like me. I love to learn. People who can’t answer a simple question and shrug, drive me insane. Is their curiosity gene malfunctioning? That’s really the only thing I can imagine. Who wouldn’t want to learn? Who cares if it’s a… Read More When You Need A Moratorium on Learning
“Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up. Come in and see the whirling fears in a writer’s mind. ” Writers are like most people and some are more confident than others. However, most writers I meet are a lot like me. We question, doubt, and squirm over nearly everything. This post is for those who question… Read More A Writer’s Carnival of Fear
I took my twin boys out driving the other day. Twin A had a really good day. Twin B had a fairly off day. As twins their dynamic is always fascinating. They compete with each other and it serves them well. They work hard to edge out each other out. However, they also have a… Read More We All Need a Partner
Do you really care about your readers? Do you care about the writers and/or readers who attend your conferences, workshops, and author readings? Let’s find out. Everyone has an opinion. That’s good. Life would be miserably boring if we all thought alike. There would be no differences. It’s why politics is such a hot-bed… Read More Are You Disrespectful of Your Readers or Fellow Writers?
We all have books we go back to time and time again. We have our fiction pile, our non-fiction pile, and our craft pile. Today, I’m sharing my favorite “go-to” pile of writing books. In no particular order I present:
If there’s one thing all writers agree on, it’s that writing is TOUGH. The road to publication twists and dips as we learn the craft, hone our abilities, create stories we’re passionate about, fight discouragement, educate ourselves about the industry…and then start the process all over again as we realize there’s room to improve. But… Read More A New Library In Town: One Stop For Writers
Today I’m sharing a little insight. This isn’t just for writers, this is for everyone. We all have times where we struggle to move forward and finding a mantra that propels us – helps us put one foot in front of the other – can make everything much easier to bear.
This is a new segment to my blog. I hate my characters to have the same old jobs and yet, I struggle to locate new positions where their work can be either a hindrance or a necessary component to the plot. Let’s face it, if I have a character stumbling across dead bodies on a… Read More Job Scoop: Pizza Delivery Driver
I love encouragement. I also love the truth. Which makes it hard for me to trust a lot of the encouragement I receive because when people are supportive they tend to do little white lies or omissions. As in, “It’s okay you didn’t get to your writing, it’s hard to write with kids around.” When actually they’re… Read More Yes, You Do Have Time