This morning, something amazing happened that will positively effect my writing career in the months to come. I try not to reveal specifics when the outcome is far off, so forgive me for being deliberately vague. Call it a quirk of mine. I will say that the news came as a complete surprise and that I couldn't be … Continue reading What Happens When You Encourage Your Dreams & Believe More
The start of a new year can make some people feel pressure to change the way they do things or to change how they live. You probably heard the expression: New Year, New Me. I don't believe that a new year will somehow make me a new person. I'm still me. However, I do believe … Continue reading A New Year, A New Start
Last month my best friend died. That looks so strange, and no matter how many times in last few weeks I've been forced to say it out loud it doesn't seem real. I don't want to rehash the details. (Something else that I've had to do too many times.) It happened suddenly, with no discernible cause, claiming not only … Continue reading When Life Is Stranger Than Fiction
I've noticed that one of my most viewed posts on this blog is the Fiction Writing and Tarot post. Since the response was so strong for it and because they're fun to do, I've decided to make a part two! For this exercise, instead of using a tarot deck I'm going to be using an oracle deck. The Halloween Oracle deck … Continue reading Fiction Writing and Tarot: Part Two
Lia's Style 2 by nj-ember featuring a white apron I learned about Polyvore from following Kami Garcia's blog and seeing how she used it to create outfits inspired by her characters. It took me a minute to figure out how to use it, but when I did it was interesting to see what I could … Continue reading The Desiccated: Lia’s Style
Welcome to the first Reading After Dark of 2015! When I picked up Night Owls at a local independent bookstore I was excited. A paranormal with a bookstore/bookseller element that is set in a collegiate atmosphere? I wasn't sure what to expect, but it seemed promising.
Thank you so much for being a reader of my blog! Seriously, all of your support means so much to me. I hope to do even better next year. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, … Continue reading My 2014 Blogging in review
A Halloween blog party, that is. Two, and I hope you'll be here to help me celebrate. What is a blog party? Well, since this is my first time participating in them I can only tell you what I think. Blog parties seem like fancy blog hops, with lots of people writing a blog post … Continue reading I’m Going To A Party!
Are you a writer? Have you ever considered NaNoWriMo? Then check out this inspirational post by Kristen Lamb!
I love all of you, so it might be best to hear this from me. Sit down. We need to talk. Writers are….”different.” This might not be news to some of you, but I imagine others of you are in denial. I know I was for ages. We try SO HARD to be normal, but normal is just so, so, so…
Our “differentness” weirds normal people out, because they’ve been trained by TV what the writer’s life should look like.
Just like DNA analysis takes less than 10 minutes on an episode of Rizzoli & Isles and the bad guy is caught and in cuffs in less than an hour, what “looks” like writing and the creative process in movies? Kind of isn’t. Not even CLOSE.
Too often, pop culture paints authors as caricatures instead of pros. We mainline coffee (okay, that’s accurate), are…
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