Writing

Method and Madness: My New Side Hustle

I’m an author. I’ve dreamed of being an author for most of my life, and now that I’ve reached the fifth decade of that life, I’m not giving up on that dream. But it needs funding. And I don’t think any of those fancy GoFundMe and the like will do it. Mostly, I don’t want …

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Hey Writers! I Want to Help You Succeed

They say about 81 percent of people want to write a book. If you’re one of those people, I want to help you. But first, you’ve got to decide you’re serious about being a writer. Year ago, my Social Media Jedi Master Kristen Lamb convinced me to stop calling myself an “aspiring writer.” You can …

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A Peek Inside What I’ve Written Recently

This one is a little closer to my heart. 2020 has been a rough year. Everyone has lost something or someone. I know that. But I’m a writer. I process my grief through storytelling. This isn’t part of my NaNoWriMo project, but it definitely has a women’s fiction vibe. Dying but Not Alone Some of …

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Setting My Self “Free”

I haven’t been bound to a regular, full-time job outside my home for five years. Searching for one isn’t fun in this LinkedIn, Zoom interview paradigm either. That’s why I’m setting myself free. I mentioned this earlier. Months ago? Time bleeds, sweeping the months of this crazy year into a gushing wound in need of …

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When an Idea Comes to Roost and My Anniversary Trip

As an author, my overactive imagination is essential. While we were on vacation, several new story ideas prompted me to spend time on my tablet writing. If you’ve been following my blog, you know this is EXCELLENT and long-awaited news. This year, we spent our anniversary in Central Oregon and I’ll need to recount some …

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How I Stub My Toe on Genre

During this season of rest, I’ve been experimenting writing various genres, hoping something will incite my passion for writing once more. This exercise revealed a few truths; the first: genre is a rock bent on stubbing my writing muscles. I already knew this. I learned it in various ways: Creating a brand for my website …

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Writing from the Keyboard’s Perspective

The keyboard sat quietly waiting for the fingers of its familiar friend. Over the past five years together, they’d sent nearly 1.5 million words from the nebulous universe of a creative soul onto paper. Sure, some of those words never left the computer files. But many of them had soared into the world of publishing …

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