Lessons to Learn from 50 Shades of Grey

Let’s talk about 50 Shades of Grey. I’ve never read it beyond the sample chapter nor have I seen any of the movies. Not because I’m a prude who shuns erotica, but mostly because I have issues with the unhealthy glorification of an abusive relationship so I’m simply not interested. Despite this, however, I learned …

If you ain’t first, you’re … probably having fun!

I love the movie, Talledega Nights, and I can quote pretty much every line. Especially the dinner scene ’cause I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-shirt. As a two-time boy mom with a cynical sense of humor that has me laughing at fart jokes, it’s hard not to love that movie. And, of …

I Wrote an Okay Novel … and that’s okay.

After months and months of brainstorming, plotting, outlining, writing part of the draft, replotting, outlining, and then going back to the beginning … three times, I finally, FINALLY finished my women’s fiction draft in April! And bonus? I LOVE MY LAST LINE! Here it is if you’re curious: Because I’m fine, just as I am. …

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The Artist’s Way: 12 Week Program Intro!

Amazon links are affiliate ones. This doesn’t cost you more but does give me a small commission to use for blogging expenses. Like so many, I’ve been a huge fan of morning pages, a free journaling practice taught by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way. “The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is …

Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter: Book Review

Book Chat: Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter

Holy cow, I loved this book. And I adore Sarah Painter … her Worried Writer Podcast that helps writers overcome self-doubt, fear, and procrastination, her fiction novels, her Scottish accent, everything. She was recently a guest on the Self Publishing Show, another podcast that I love, and I swear … the story she told about …