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Writing and Social Media Tips

Are you a beginner looking for direction? Awesome, check out this post! Not sure whether or not you should go to a writer\’s conference? Then read this.

Need some tips to get you through that writer\’s conference? See my workshop posts. Want some fun writing exercises? Here you go. For more tips about writing and social media, check out the below posts!

Happy New Year! My 2020 Theme Word: HEAL!

Happy New Years, lovelies, I hope you had an amazing holiday season with lots of love and laughs! Can you believe it’s a new decade?? And a gorgeous one at that … just look at those pretty, even numbers: 2020. Things feel different for me this New Year’s. I can’t count the number of times [...]

Book Chat: Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter

Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter: Book Review

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 [...]

MasterClass: Judy Blume Teaches Writing Review

Judy Blue MasterClass Review

It’s been on my wish list to purchase a MasterClass All Access Pass for a long time. I mean, come on, the amount of courses they offer for writers is amazing! Margaret Atwood, James Patterson, David Mamet, R.L. Stine, Dan Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, and of course … the one and only Judy Blume? So worth [...]

A Thousand Second Chances

I wasted time yesterday morning in the most delicious, productive way. (Yes, that is possible!) For some reason, I got the hankering to visit my YouTube channel for the first time in about two years. (I also discovered a year-old review of Beauty Shop for Rent, but I avoided watching it because my self-esteem couldn’t [...]

Book Chat: Unf*ck Yourself, by Gary John Bishop

I must admit: The title alone was the first thing that drew me to Unfuck Yourself, by Gary John Bishop. Those who know me well knows how f***ed up I’ve been with my writing for the past six years after Just Flirt came out. Actually, the few people who have been reading this blog for [...]

I FINISHED MY MANUSCRIPT!!!

So this past Tuesday, I did something that I haven’t done in a long, long time: I FINISHED A MANUSCRIPT!!! Maybe this doesn’t sound like a big deal since I’ve already published two novels, (also a long, long time ago,) but to me, it’s MAJOR. Finishing a novel has been on my quarterly goals list [...]

Writing Exercise: Elements for the Crown

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve blogged so jumping back in with this flash fiction post seems odd. But considering all the changes I’ve been making in my life … it also feels oddly right. More on those changes later. For now, I’m getting back into the habit of daily writing exercises, some of [...]

On THAT Book

We each have that book, the one novel we could read over and over without growing tired of it. The one with characters we have grown to adore, who feel like family and every time you open the cover to the first page, it feels like coming home. For me, that book will always be Hope Was [...]