Come Out of Your Shell

With all of the crazy things happening around us, and Summer coming to a close; I have been writing as a woman possessed. The dialogue is more meaningful and the scenery is more significant. Life is more precious and time is uncertain. This is no time to be shy. This is no time to wait…

Ready to Fall

Hey, everyone, and Happy Sunday to all of you! It’s getting very close to the Fall season and I can’t wait. One thing I would like to do is spend more time outdoors. I have always wanted to do some photography and post my photos online. Particularly nature photos. I always enjoy looking at others…

Moving Forward

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything but here I am. I’m sure you all have been wondering what I’ve been up to and how that next book is coming along. A lot has happened over the past several months so I figured I would give you an update. The novel is…

Shut You Out

I lie awake in the darkness The only light comes from within The world tries to turn me out But they have no clue where I’ve been. I try to shut you out Lock the door Throw away the key. But you always manage To creep inside The walls that have protected me. Ravaging my…

Goodbye for Now

Hey everyone and Happy Sunday. Well, I guess the title pretty much gave away what I’m about to announce. But this will be my last blog entry for a very long time. After today you will not hear from me in this capacity until I feel that I am ready to return to blogging, if…

Are the Holidays Worth Celebrating In 2020?

Hey everyone and Happy Sunday. This year has been one of the worst years we’ve seen in a long time. And it’s been especially difficult for me on a personal level for reasons I’d rather keep to myself. There has been so much tension and fear over the coronavirus, the rioting, a messy, mudslinging election,…

My Review of a New Writing Software Called Papyrus Author Pro

Hey everyone… It’s been a productive week and the new book is still moving forward. When I write novels, I always use Microsoft Word but now and then I get this surge to try something new. Wednesday I came across a website that talked about some new writing software that looked promising. There was one…

My Favorite Types of Books

Hey everyone. Happy Sunday to all of you. I’m going to let you in on a little secret about my book preferences that may shock you. My favorite books to read are not fiction. Instead, they are non-fiction. Well, at least that’s how it’s been for the past ten years. Back in 2012, I started…

Does Where You Write Have an Impact on How You Write?

Hey there and Happy Sunday to all. This week I celebrated my birthday but will refrain from telling you how old I am. How about I just tell you how old I feel. Nah maybe that’s not a good idea either. Maybe we should just get down to business, shall we? I noticed that a…

Fiction Writing Classes vs Online Writing Courses

When I was attending Columbia College in my early twenties, I majored in Marketing Communications with a major concentration in Advertising. I took some classes in copywriting but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did the fiction writing class. To this day I am glad that I took that class. The class consisted…