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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!

Passion Before Publication: A Lesson from Author Christine Lincoln

There are some lessons in life that stick to you like spaghetti sauce stains to plastic storage containers. Others, however, are often quickly forgotten, forcing you to learn them over and over again. For me, Passion before Publication falls in the latter category. I first learned this lesson about twenty years ago when I decided [...]

The Artist’s Way: 12 Week Program Intro!

Julia Cameron's The Artist's Wayt 12 Week Program

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 [...]

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 [...]