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
This weekend our small chapter had the honor of hosting Sylvia Day. Not only is she an award-winning author both nationally and internationally, but she is also the president of Romance Writers of America. Her visit originated as a guest speaker at the Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock this weekend. We are so happy… Continue reading Sylvia Day, Nationally and Internationally Best Selling Author
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