Once you’ve written down your goals, it’s easy to set them aside and forget about them. Doing a self-review is a good way to hold yourself accountable for achieving your aims. You can evaluate your progress by week or month, but I prefer by quarter. … More Quarterly Writing Goals: Q1 2017
Sure, being a writer has its challenges. Self-doubt chases you like an angry pimp. But, it’s still awesome. Here are my top five reasons why I love it. … More 5 Best Things About Being A Writer
Valentine’s Day poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Gordon Byron and more. … More Valentine’s Day Poems That Don’t Suck
The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
I’ve read a number of blogs sharing the advice bloggers would give their younger selves if they could travel back in time. I’m grabbing my laptop, shanghaiing a TARDIS and diving into the blogosphere time warp to post advice to my younger, even cuter, pigtail wearing self. … More Advice For My Younger Self
Here are my 2017 goals that by the grace of Gaia and the power of Thor’s abs I will complete by 12/31/17 … More 2017 Goals and How to Keep Them
Despite everything, I am still positive about 2017. I will not miss 2016 and wish it a fond farewell. … More Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
Here are a few websites with great creative writing prompts. … More Where to Find Ideas for a Story
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?