Music That Drives My Writing | KPop Edition

It’s no secret I love Korean dramas. I’ve divulged in them since discovering Boys Over Flowers in 2009. Around the same time I fell in love with Korean pop music, or kpop. Some of the biggest names you may be familiar with are BTS (Bangtan Boys), Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, Blackpink and Twice. Kpop isContinue reading “Music That Drives My Writing | KPop Edition”

A Gallery of #WIP Aesthetics

If you’re brand new to the online writing community like I was two years ago, you’ve probably seen loads of confusing Twitter hashtags. There are so many that I had to look up guides to help me decipher them. They felt like a World War II encoded message or Morse Code telegram that needed solving.Continue reading “A Gallery of #WIP Aesthetics”

Why Now is A Great Time to Start a Blog

Blogs are to the Internet as quills and ink are to writing. Blogs have been around for a long time, but with the introduction of new tools, plug-ins, and easier access to web hosts, they’re easier than ever before to build, maintain and analyze. Is that the only reason why I say now is theContinue reading “Why Now is A Great Time to Start a Blog”

A Three Blog Roundup | Part One

In 1991 I was six years old and the Internet was just a baby. In 1991 blog, SEOs, tags and website providers didn’t exist. The world in 2020 has never felt smaller, and that’s an amazing thing. That’s what I like about these kinds of posts, because they bring attention to others in the publishingContinue reading “A Three Blog Roundup | Part One”

Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference

I am an introvert and creature of habit. Everything in my home has purpose and a place to go, a structured schedule gives me life, and I’m in my element when alone. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in myContinue reading “Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference”

Confessions of a Chronic Underwriter

Be honest with me: How many of you thought I put the word “underwear” instead of “underwriter” in the title? I won’t blame you one bit! But the title is completely, utterly, unequivocally true. About two years ago my uncle, who’s a published children’s author, picked up on it when he read through one ofContinue reading “Confessions of a Chronic Underwriter”

The Art of Oversharing

We humans have come to expect things instantly. Patience isn’t a word often used as much as it was in the past. “Patience is a virtue,” they said. “Good things come to those who wait,” they said. This is a lesson Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory learned the hard way, if sheContinue reading “The Art of Oversharing”

How Working in a Hardware Store Taught Me About Writing

I come from a family that loves to hone our do-it-yourself skills, analyze projects seen on HGTV shows, and critique how houses are built. Since childhood we often stopped by a local hardware store to gawk at some new lighting or the latest DeWalt gadget after dinner out. Asking if anyone needs anything from HomeContinue reading “How Working in a Hardware Store Taught Me About Writing”

Music That Drives My Writing – Part 2

You’d think my music choices would be reflected in what I write. There’s lots of sci-fi, fantasy and epic battle music involved. However, I write historical adventure fiction, so I suppose it works for the adventure part? This post is a rehash of one I did earlier in 2019, but things have changed. National Treasure’sContinue reading “Music That Drives My Writing – Part 2”

My Seven Writing Goals for 2020

2019, for me anyway, was a rather directionless year. Every time I tried to set a schedule, or curb my procrastinator nature, my laziness grew by leaps and bounds. Yes, you read that right. I am a lazy writer. And I don’t want to be. 2020. Not only do those numbers roll right off theContinue reading “My Seven Writing Goals for 2020”