Why am I doing this again?

Simple ways to improve your writing. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We all start writing for different reasons, but we continue for the same reason. That reason: We want to be better. We want to tell a better story. Anyone who doesn't want that quits because it is hard. Brutal, in fact. No one stays... Continue Reading →

Wellness tips for writers

Overcoming the Sedentary Lifestyle For an eyeopening experience, every writer should read this article from Hopkin's Medicine detailing how a sedentary lifestyle can destroy your heart health. They call it "Sitting Disease", and writers are particularly at risk. I recommend everybody track their steps, with a fitness tracker, your phone or a simple pedometer. We... Continue Reading →

The Liberated Writer

So much advice always. Photo by Prateek Katyal on Pexels.com I'm not here for that because half the time I'm as clueless as the next girl. What I do know is that writing only gets better with age and use? It's a skill that needs to be exercised. Dobby is a free elf! It's hard... Continue Reading →

Writing Voice Explained For Beginners

You're going to hear about voice a lot. It's this elusive thing that writer's think they will magically just develop, but it's not magic. Not at all. Literarydevices.net says this about voice: When a writer engages personally with a topic, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from... Continue Reading →

Living the Write Life

Some things are just true. I once heard a comedian say, "Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason." I don't remember who. It was the opening line of his routine, and the rest was all about some things just being true, none of it PC. It was funny because it's kind of true. It's actually true... Continue Reading →

Your regularly scheduled program

  It has been a long and brutal summer. Like every author alive, I've been going through a thing. You know that thing. It's the thing that where you run out of steam, and you try to push through it. But, you can't, and you start to question your writing, your mission, nay, your existence. That... Continue Reading →

Things my children will ask one day

Mommy, why do vampires sparkle?   They don't, or they didn't used to. My generation just hasn't been satisfied with anything, unless they're throwing glitter on it.  Including our horror icons. I don't know if it's the writer's impulse to make things new and different, or if the audience was just tired of the darkness,... Continue Reading →

A dead horse with no name…

It has a name... Semantic Satiation Think of it as beating a dead horse... with a tire iron...throughout the entire book. It's one of the basic peeves I have with any book, including my own. Every author has words they favor, and words they just like. One of mine is plethora. Pleth-or-a. I love that... Continue Reading →

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