Write from a place of joy

Write from a place of joy

Write from a place of joy

Next in blog series… MY OPINION ONLY! The questions: Write from a place of joy or from a love of what you read? Both are popular. Today alone I found this type of writer-ly theology being spouted from the screen. I do not disagree with it, but there is something to be said about the “write what you love to read” angle as well. All writers were readers first. That is a given, I think. They might not read in the same language as I do, but for the most part, I believe writers started out their love of the

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Monthly update-what’s happening

Monthly update-what’s happening

I did not intend on only updating my blog once a month, but this is how it is for now. Being in a pandemic has taken its toll. I know you understand and have been very patient. Did you see my pandemic post? Click here to go there now. Well, let me begin with the fact that I have finished the first round of revisions with my WIP, entitled, Scarf. It went faster than I expected, likely due to being at home and time on my hands. I also got some new words written on a historical romance I have

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Stay creative and sane during a pandemic in 2020

Stay creative and sane during a pandemic in 2020

There are so many ways we can be creative and sane during a pandemic in 2020. How? Let us count the ways… One of the first things I noticed about the stay-at-home lifestyle of the pandemic was – I liked it. I liked being at home. And I also liked not having to go out anywhere. At least for the first few weeks, staying at home seemed like an answer to prayer. I inventoried my pantry, cleaned out my fridge and my stove. Things that I had been putting off for a long time, got done finally! I have even

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New series for you

New series for you

Today I found an old site, Dragon Writing Prompts. It hasn’t been updated in about a year or so, but there are some really good things on that site to jar the muse. It made me have an idea for a new blog series for you. One of those muse-tweakers (my term for them) was “What do you do when your writer won’t write?” This set me off on a great idea for a blog series for you, dear readers. How about we cover those items that readers ask of writers. Like, WHY haven’t you come out with BOOK X?

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Writing, a business you say?

But, no, not business writing! Here I am again, writing on my blog for the third time this week. What is WRONG with me???? (I think it is insomnia, really) But I am committed to putting out some new content this year. That includes blogging, books, etc. So, hang with me for a minute. So, you have likely heard (even from me!) that writing is not just art. It is also a business by many these days. They are turning out books on regular release dates, marketing (which really means spending money they haven’t made yet) and promoting their work

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