My Contest Experiences

So... I have to admit that my enjoyment (perhaps it could be termed an addiction) to writing contests started at a young age. When I was 9 years old, I won a writing contest in my school district for an essay about Abraham Lincoln. What? Someone thinks I'm a good writer? Well, then, I must... Continue Reading →

Holidays & Traditions in World Building

Today is February 2nd. You know what that means. Groundhog Day! Every year, my husband is so excited to get to rewatch the cult classic movie. That's our Groundhog Day tradition. Maybe one year we'll actually go to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to experience the day in style and in person. Anyway, let's be honest that this... Continue Reading →

Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got

Worst writing advice I ever got? Honestly, this is a hard question because if someone is giving it as advice, it's because that tip worked for them, or is a standard for most, if not all, writers. For me, just like in most life situations, there is no BAD advice. There is advice that is... Continue Reading →

Cheat Sheet for Great Beginnings

Beginnings and endings are my favorite parts of books to write. Not just because with one I am starting a new exciting journey and the other I'm finally crossing the finish line. Endings we'll talk about another time, but beginnings... Beginnings I love because I get to use a relatively small amount of real estate... Continue Reading →

Writing Rituals

This week we're talking about writing rituals in the blog challenge. The thing is... I don't think I have one I use consistently. I don't rub a statue or blow kisses to the writing gods or open things in a certain order. I don't have lucky socks or have to talk to my mom before... Continue Reading →

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