What the book is about: Sometimes the Magic Works is a super practical book about writing by the eminent Terry Brooks. With 20 novels under his belt and a fairly successful career (okay, that maaaay be an understatement), I think he's qualified to give a few tips. He covers topics from choosing a book to … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks
Note from me: This was SUPPOSED to post yesterday, but apparently I don't know how to read numbers and I got the date wrong. So, instead, you're getting a special Thursday post instead of your regularly expected Wednesday post. If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that I've kept things … Continue reading Now It’s Personal
It's Good Friday today in Christendom. As Christians, we believe that today is the day that Jesus was ultimately crucified by the high priests and leaders of the Jewish community, under the blind eye turned by the Roman government. That is significant in our faith for a number of reasons. It's significant because on this … Continue reading Good Friday Thoughts
I listened to a podcast about writing (podcasts 85 and 86) recently and the thing that really stuck out to me from her lecture was using behavioral elements to induce writing. Things like using space, triggers, and rewards to stimulate and effect greater chances of writing. It got me to thinking about my triggers to write. I'm … Continue reading Setting The Mood to Write
Can you believe it??? It's been a YEAR since I set up this site and decided that I was going to intentionally pursue writing as more than just a hobby. I can't even believe how much my writing has developed and how far I've come in that time. Shall we take a look? March 22, … Continue reading ONE YEAR!
It's Friday again! This story is a little more upbeat than last week's story. I personally needed to write something a little happier since that one was pretty heavy. Sometimes we just really need someone on our side. Prompt: "I'm going to pretend that didn't happen." Emilianna threw her socks at the door, … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Best Birthday Ever
It's Friday and time to share stories with you! This is one of the more serious stories I've written and I am SO thankful for my writer's group because I reached a point where I had no idea what to do next. I'm not familiar with police protocol (which is probably still VERY evident), and … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Sleep, Little Baby
Short post today: I want to PERSONALLY invite you to my author page where I will be doing a facebook live reading of some of my short stories. You'll probably recognize them if you've been reading the Friday shorts, but hearing them read out loud will be VERY fun! Details When: Sunday, March 11th Time: … Continue reading Facebook LIVE reading!!
It's FRIDAY, the day I share my writing! I work three nights a week and lately, I've been driving home in the dark and snowy weather. Some nights, it's not so bad, others, not so good. This is my somewhat humorous poetic take. Prompt: I survived the cold Feel free to write something of your … Continue reading Writing Prompt: I Survived the Cold
It's Friday! The day I show off some of my own writing chops. Happy 100th post, too! Hard to believe I have 100 of these puppies under my belt and that it took me nearly a year to get there. Thankfully, you're not getting rid of me THAT easily, oh no. 200 will come MUCH … Continue reading Poetry: Ode to the Writer