Month: January 2021

  • Great Writing Advice!

    Read more. Read less. Get writing books and learn as much as possible. Plan and outline everything. Just sit down and write. Honestly, even the best writing advice doesn’t work for everyone.  People regularly ask about the best writing advice on the writing website I’m on. So many people jump in with great thoughts and […]

  • Chickpea Salad for a Hungry Writer!

    This is a nice filling salad for any season and super healthy.  Ingredients  1 jar or chickpeas (I use the whole jar, but for a side salad, use half or less) 1 large red pepper 1 pack of cherry tomatoes 2 sticks of celery Dressing 2 tbsp or olive oil 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar  […]

  • How’s the Violin Practice Going?

    Awesome. Like, seriously. I sound terrible, but I’m having soooooo much fun with it. I think I missed my musical calling with this one. Lol. Maybe not quite. I bought it back in September but didn’t really start regular practice until mid-December, so it’s been a month of more dedicated practice. I started off with […]

  • Figuring out My Social Media and Scheduling My Blog Posts!

    Not very exciting news, but I’ve decided to start posting every Saturday and sometimes on Wednesdays if I have a lot to say. But it’s part of my I keep dipping into future marketing ideas like playing about with quirky logos or getting back on Instagram. I forgot I even had an account. Then there’s […]

  • Plotting World Domination!

    I’m in plotting (well, re-plotting) my Starlighters novels. It’s going well, mostly. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But what I’m pondering it scene order.  I have already planned the POV carefully based on each scene. Now I have to decide the best order. Some things happen simultaneously in different POVs, and […]

  • Belated 100 Followers Celebration!

    I missed sending my gratitude over this amazing milestone because I was preoccupied with family stuff at the time. But I noticed. Don’t think for one second that I didn’t see my followers hit 100. Some people may think that’s a miniscule number compared to what is considered a “real blogger” but this site is […]

  • Reigniting an Old Flame!

    This is very much how I feel rewriting my Starlighters book one, Wings of Fire and Fury. It was my first. The words have changed so much since I sat down at my document five years ago. Now, my voice has changed along with my ideas for the characters and the story. But it’s still […]

  • Get Real!

    Whether you write speculative or realistic fiction, your characters need real character traits and real issues going on in their lives. I’m not talking solely about plot-related things. I’m talking about what makes your character multidimensional.  You might create them from scratch, or they might be inspired by someone you know. Honestly, a lot of […]

  • Cheers to My Yesterday

    Cheers to My Yesterday

    A little poem from my random Bursts of Words collection. Cheers to the yesterday that broke me, stole all I had until I was nothing. It chipped away at my sanity and left me for dead. Yesterday threw rock after rock at me until I fell over the edge. It kept throwing rocks so I […]