Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

As I have been busily outlining a new SCI FI novel for my readers and fans, I have taken a break to read up on some of the things people think might be a big deal in this new year. Believe me, 2015 will be a year of innovations. New creations, new methods of marketing, new nouveau. Isn’t that what is great about a New Year Day? But there was a video I came across that simply blew me away. It is not a new video either. Posted on YouTube way back in 2013. When you see it, you will

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A Sweet and Spicy Christmas is LIVE!

A Sweet and Spicy Christmas is now available and at the introductory holiday price of $.99! (see bottom of post for details on how to get it for FREE!) A Sweet and Spicy Christmas Christmas stories! Here is an excerpt from Love is in the Air: She read his nametag, noting the rage rushing through her. Her voice trembled with it. “I don’t think so, Mr. Hodges. I’m due to be in Memphis tomorrow for a very important Christmas luncheon. Reston Air will find me a plane, or I will sue everyone who works here.” His green eyes raked over

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The Passing Woman

The Passing Woman

For an author, inspiration is pretty much everywhere. I am one of those authors who usually acts on impulse toward inspiration. For some reason, yesterday I was struck by a sight not often seen. An African American woman was striding down a busy street, scarf wrapped around her head in a very cultural way, pulling a wheeled bag such as one carries when going on a trip. All of these things sent a chill down my back, and the determined look on her face only cemented for me that there was a story to be told in this strange sight.

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Can writing prompts break writer’s block?

Fight a block with writing prompts. I love writing prompts, or muse-tweakers as I like to call them. If I can get a person, a place, and a thing, I can write a whole short story. Recently I realized that this is what I do to break writer’s block, as well, and decided to share. There are a lot of random generators out there to help with this, and some are genre-focused. I laugh at some of the creatures that rise from a random generator. Like a clumsy, broken-hearted, striking wizard. Imagine the fun writing that one! Recently, I came

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What Kind of Writer ARE YOU?

Somewhere in the mass cosmos that is the Internet I read that there are two types of writers: putter-inners or taker-outers (sorry to the person who said this, I cannot remember where I read it). juliejordanscott / Foter / CC BY So a putter-inner, aka PI– writes pretty narrowly, leaving out all the extra fluffy batter that makes the pancake rise high… and they come back later and “put in” all that good stuff. Then, the taker-outer, aka TO–writes heavy-handed, putting in everything and the kitchen sink … only to return on a future draft and “take out” what isn’t

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