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Day 2 – Something I Feel Strongly About – 30 Day Writing Challenge

Day 2 - Something I Feel Strongly About - 30 Day Writing Challenge

Day 2 – Something I Feel Strongly About 30 Day Writing Challenge Today is the second day in the 30 Day Writing Challenge. To start from the beginning, start here. Love is something I feel strongly about. I’m not talking about settling for someone because they are safe, and good for you. I am talking about the love that makes ... Read More »

Day 1 – 5 Ways to Win My Heart – 30 Day Writing Challenge

Day 1 - 5 Ways to Win My Heart - 30 Day Writing Challenge

Day 1 – 5 Ways to Win My Heart 30 Day Writing Challenge One of the basic principles of being a writer is to write, and to write often. Some days – like this past weekend – I got too busy to write. Literally, I had several birthday parties to go to, a christening, dinner parties, and my day job ... Read More »

6 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out – So Robots Don’t Replace You

6 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out

6 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out So Robots Don’t Replace You In a previous article, I told you about robot journalists, and how it is totally feasible for large publishing houses to benefit financially from robot written books. If you don’t believe me check out this article on how Professor Phillip Parker has authored over 1 million books. ... Read More »

Being a Writer is Hard Work – Thank You to My Fans

Being a Writer is Hard Work

Being a Writer is Hard Work Every writer, at least I think every writer is terrified that what they write won’t be good enough. We agonize over our words and stay up late at night trying to imagine something clever or sexy or engaging enough to keep elevate our stories to the next level. We write and rewrite and still ... Read More »

Cure for Writer’s Block #008 – My Unsent Letter

Unsent Letter

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile. What better way to get spark your creativity than to write an unsent letter to someone? That’s your task for today. Write a letter to someone you know, or even don’t know, or to something important to you. Write a letter that will never be sent – well maybe only on your death ... Read More »

Cure for Writer’s Block #007

Cure for writers block - picture prompt

Today’s dose of inspiration for my Cure for Writer’s Block series comes from another Tumblr image I found. I find that trolling Tumblr for images – they don’t have to be words, but can be .gifs, .jpegs or posts – is the number one thing that helps me find inspiration to get over my writer’s block. Cure for Writer’s Block ... Read More »

Cure for Writer’s Block #006

Fear Everyone is afraid of something. Sometimes it’s something common like spiders or heights. Sometimes it’s something that few people have heard of like Papyrophobia – the irrational fear of wet paper, or just paper in general. What are you afraid of? I had a conversation with my sister yesterday after having nearly been attacked by a spider in my ... Read More »

Top 30 Most Common Fears

What are you afraid of? Here’s a list of the Top 30 Most Common Fears Fear of Snakes Fear of Heights Fear of Flying (on a plane) Fear of Public Speaking Fear of Darkness and Dark Places Fear of Not being able to Escape Fear of Spiders Fear of Terror Attacks Fear of Rejection Fear of Small Confined Spaces Fear ... Read More »

Cure for Writer’s Block #005

I just wanted to say that I love the beach. No matter what kind of day you are having, it’s always a good one when the sand is  between your toes and the wind is tangling your hair. I didn’t originally intend this post to be a Cure for Writer’s Block,  but you know what? What other place is better ... Read More »

My 100 Favorite Words in the English Language

As a writer, words are my primary tool, and finding words that express exactly what you’re feeling is the best thing in the world. Here is my list of my ultimate favorites. Hopefully, you will find some that you don’t know. Abash – cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed. Abnegate – renounce or reject (something desired or valuable) Acclivity ... Read More »