May 8, 2022
Mother's Day Homage

As today is Mother's Day it is only right to share my mother's book, The Mindset Cure: How I Beat My 90 Day Death Sentence. It is her journey battling against an aggressive leukemia diagnosis.

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February 1, 2022
Tiger Time

Lunar New Year goes by many names such as Spring Festival or even Chinese New Year. It is celebrated at the second new moon following the Winter Solstice. If you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, you were born during the Year of the Tiger. People born in the […]

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January 18, 2022
The Tale of Two Stories

Last year, I went to a writer's conference and of course, I went to multiple sessions about story structure. I had the pleasure to meet Maxwell Alexander Drake, or as he prefers to be called Drake. He talked about Plot = Event ≠ Story. This statement makes sense right? Just because things are happening around, […]

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December 8, 2021
Authorship: Year One

I can't believe I released A Single Girl's Guide to Wedding Survival: A Novel a year ago. The support has been amazing from all my family, friends, and readers. I was happy that I could close out 2020 with such an accomplishment. In 2021, it was time for me to learn how to market and […]

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December 1, 2021
Twas the Weekend After Thanksgiving 2021

From my household to yours, if you have troublesome fuzzy friends as we do, this poem is for you too. Twas the weekend after Thanksgiving, with all the turkey gone, We were all a bit tired but had just started the holiday marathon. The stockings were in the storage wrapped up from last year, I […]

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November 16, 2021
Buckle Up, Vegas Time!

A few years ago I found a group on Facebook called 20Booksto50k. It is a group of independently published authors. The goal of the group is to help each other learn about the business of publishing a book. The name came from the idea that if you publish 20 books you could bring in $50,000 […]

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October 8, 2021
Ear Candy

I love ear candy. Okay, not physical things to eat but delicious speech that makes you stop and listen to the language. I savor the moments I can eavesdrop, not to get gossip, but to hear how others put their sentences and phrases together. When I'm around others, my ears perk up if I hear […]

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September 7, 2021
Back to School

Ah, September is the time for the kids to back to school. September is also time for one of my absolute favorite writing classes to be offered Story Structure Safari. The first time I took the class was in 2015. It was one of the toughest classes I had ever taken. I'd rank it up […]

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August 12, 2021
Prep Work for the Win

This year has been flying by fast and I have made an effort to focus on the business aspects of writing. You know the actions that most creative types hate like planning, budgeting, marketing, and such. One of the ways to learn more about the writing business is to go to a writer's conference. I've […]

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July 13, 2021
Story Structure Breakdown: Zone 2

Trying to find out why my stories kept breaking down, I stumbled onto the idea that stories can be broken down into roughly four equal zones, which was first presented to me by one of my favorite teachers, Lisa W Miller, during her Story Safari class. Plus, I'm currently reading Plot Basics by Paul Tomlinson, […]

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