Writing my Biography… uuuggggh!

I have my BA in Journalism. I’ve published freelance articles over the years for local and online publications while working as a graphic artist and occasional content writer. I enjoy macrame, reading and long walks on the beach. Gag! I can write any manner of things but my biography is not one of them. Whenever... Continue Reading →

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writers Challenge – “Faith”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.   Whenever the issue of faith comes up I think back to a scene in the show "Lost", a conflict between Jack and Locke. Locke is begging Jack to have faith he asks Jack why he... Continue Reading →

Publishing: The third option

When I started this blog last year I didn't know much about indie publishing. I've learned a great deal since I started. Enough to really intimidate me to be honest. I knew a little more about traditional publishing, but still have learned quite a bit (primarily that it is still as hard to get an... Continue Reading →

Reading until the Muse comes back

It's been about two months since bad news tore the wind out of my writing sails. I have tried all manner of inspiration. Unfortunately, I am still having a hard time even writing the blog at this point. I can edit but I cannot create. And it is really pretty upsetting. But all is not... Continue Reading →

Can friends be your beta readers?

You know you can't rely on your mom and bff to be objective beta readers. You know that your neighbor and your co-worker will not give you reliable feedback (or any most of the time). So should you even bother with giving your manuscript to the friends who request it? What purpose does it serve... Continue Reading →

Creative ways to boost creativity

There are plenty of practical suggestions for how to get over writers block or bust through a problem area in a piece you're working on. Sometimes they even work. but if you are a creative writer, maybe you don't want to be so practical. Or maybe you know expanding your mind and groping out into... Continue Reading →

Does your story have a point?

When my five year old tells me a story, so every ten minutes, they usually are structured like this: Character introduction- thing happens- thing happens - character change- plot twist - scene change - character name change - new characters introduced - total change in plot/scene/characters/everything - mommy gets a little impatient and stops listening... Continue Reading →

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