What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.

A couple of months ago I put up a post titled Seven Online Stationary Shops I Need to Buy From ASAP. The lessons learned during this particular experience were many, though it should’ve been a simpler process. Before we get into all that, let’s take a look at what I purchased. I had a difficultContinue reading “What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.”

Writing Goals 2020 | Progress Report

Earlier this year I decided to follow that new goals tag and make a list of seven things I’d like to accomplish with my writing in 2020. Now that we’re nearly halfway through (crazy), I thought I’d take a look back and give a progress report on how things are going. Let’s take a lookContinue reading “Writing Goals 2020 | Progress Report”

I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.

We humans make choices every day. Sometimes collectively, but mostly individually. We are creatures of habit and prefer sticking to our routines like flies on poo. Unless something dramatic happens and our simple pleasures suddenly disappear, we’ll follow that path indefinitely. I’m one of those creatures with a terrible case of procrastination. Procrastination has trulyContinue reading “I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.”

How I’m Improving My Craft

Are you brand new to the wonderful world of writing? Then welcome! You’re in for a mighty wild ride. If you think you’re going to just be able to sit down and write the next great American novel in one sitting, then you’ve definitely been lied to. I’m a doubter. I’ve always discredited my God-givenContinue reading “How I’m Improving My Craft”

Why Writing Fan Fiction Soothes the Soul and How it Teaches the Art of Writing

When I took my first dive into the online writing community, I discovered two grains of thought – those who love to write fan fiction (stories based on popular films, television shows or books), and those who look down on those who wrote them. I wrote fan fiction before I even knew that’s what it’sContinue reading “Why Writing Fan Fiction Soothes the Soul and How it Teaches the Art of Writing”

Three Blog Ideas That Failed

Blogging. It’s such an obscure topic. What works for one may not work for all. Bloggers who’ve been around five or more years have established followers and loyal readers, so they know what their audience looks for. Each website creator has their own niche of interests, and their content reflects that. Niche /niCH,nēSH/ – adj.Continue reading “Three Blog Ideas That Failed”

Life Needs Structure, Too.

ADDENDUM: Wednesday isn’t listed in the graphic below because I, well, forgot to include it! But Wednesdays are Family Dinner Nights after work, so not much can happen anyway. What does a lack of structure say about one’s insecurities? One would think that, after years of working retail and food service, I’d realize I needContinue reading “Life Needs Structure, Too.”

The Third Roast ft. Tara Theresa Hill

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero – source No writer, no human being for that matter, can go at life alone. Somewhere along the way we all realize at some point that we need others to help us along, and vice versa. My own journey began nearlyContinue reading “The Third Roast ft. Tara Theresa Hill”

The Second Roast ft. Iseult Murphy

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” Frank Herbert – source No writer, no human being for that matter, can go at life alone. Somewhere along the way we all realize at some point that we need others to help us along, and vice versa. My own journeyContinue reading “The Second Roast ft. Iseult Murphy”

The First Roast ft. Rebecca Zornow

As an unpublished, nonprofessional writer working on my first novel, I nevertheless had access to extremely talented people who would help make my manuscript better, people who’ve made careers out of providing careful, constructive criticism to writers. I’m tremendously grateful to them Chris Pavone – source No writer, no human being for that matter, canContinue reading “The First Roast ft. Rebecca Zornow”