As fiction writers, we spend an inordinate amount of time plopping our characters into and getting them out of terrible situations. Today, we need to take a little time to mentally place ourselves in harms way and ask, “What are you going to do?” Remember the good-ole’ day, when the only place you had to… Continue reading Alert. Caution. Siren. Warning.
Nearly three years ago, an idea sparked a story in my mind. The story so enthralled my new mommy neurons, dulled by repeated late night feedings and thousands of diaper changes, I decided to write it down. At age twenty seven, with high school and college English classes so far in my rear-view-mirrow I could… Continue reading The Plot Twist Broke My Ankle
I’m cheating. Ssshhhhh, don’t tell my mom. Or the teacher. I’m cheating for a good reason! Promise! What can possibly be a good reason to cheat? The desire to spread a powerful message. A few weeks ago, I wrote this post on my personal blog. As a writer, I believe it needs to reach as many other… Continue reading Power of a Writer
Learning. We start early and never quit. No matter how complacent we seem, acquiring new tools and greater understanding is hard-wired into our genetic code. You know the saying, “You learn something new every day.” It’s true! In 105 B.C. paper was invented in China. See. Something new. If you’re a brainiac and already knew… Continue reading Learning Curve
I received a cry for help from Cynthia D’Alba. The damsel in distress has no power and no internet with which to post her day’s blog. So, I dashed into the closet, put on my Super-Me super hero outfit, and here I am! It’s the least I can do. After all, Cyndi is a major reason reason… Continue reading From There to Here
I can’t believe it myself. This month, I am having lunch with Sylvia Day! I’m not poking my tongue out at you, wagging my booty and saying, “Na na na boo boo!” Promise. If by some chance you’ve been living in the mountains without access to internet or cable and haven’t even seen the smoke… Continue reading Lunch with Sylvia Day
I just love, love, love Nathan Bransford’s Blog! A former literary agent, current social media manager and author of the Jacob Wonderbar Series, Bransford’s posts are timely and informative. A recent topic of his struck a cord with me. What Roles Should Libraries Have in an Electronic World? As some of you know, I adore a… Continue reading A Healthy Debate