Wading in Gray
Feb05

Wading in Gray

We love putting our characters smack-dab in the middle of a fork in the road. When they struggle with deciding between right and wrong, it makes them relatable. There’s something about this type of moral dilemma that compels readers to race from chapter to chapter. We root for our hero to choose the high road or for our heroine to save the day; we’re yanked down the rabbit hole with them when they get sidetracked. The gray...

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Cannonball!
Jan14

Cannonball!

I’ve been all talk these first few weeks of 2016. I was hoping the motivational jargon coming out of my mouth would inspire written words. Alas, I’ve only allowed myself to be distracted and aloof. I’m ’bout to get my rear in gear, and cannonball into my writing. The writing waters are cold, and I know because I’ve hesitantly dipped my toes in the shallow end of the pool the first few weeks of January....

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Indie PUB podcast & Co-Writing
Jan12

Indie PUB podcast & Co-Writing

This week, Amber Beuschel and I talk about co-writing on Indie PUB Podcast with S.M. Boyce and J.N. Chaney. You’ll learn what it is, why you should consider it and how to set up the collaboration that will add a little spice to your writing...

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#LWC 2016 Goals
Jan12

#LWC 2016 Goals

Goals, objectives, you name it… We are discussing 2016 and all it has to offer!

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‘Pass’ion
Jan06

‘Pass’ion

Passion is something that we all want in our lives. The word passion makes me think of thrilling and exhilarating things, like rollercoasters (I’m addicted and would ride them over and over if they’d let me) and first kisses. Passion isn’t bad, but it’s proven to be fleeting.  So, why would I want passion if it doesn’t last forever? When we have passion for something or someone it compels us to...

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What will you do (or not do) in 2016?
Jan02

What will you do (or not do) in 2016?

The new year is here and no matter how hard we try we can’t go back. I’m resolved to step away from Netflix and its holiday haze, and plan to step into a year of action: creative, physical, and spiritual action! Some of us *points finger at self* have set lofty goals for 2016. I do it every year and subconsciously make the same mistakes. Whether it’s the number of words I plan to write or the number of novels...

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That’s A Wrap
Dec19

That’s A Wrap

I’m currently wrapping up my day and ending my week. It also happens to be the last month of the year. Yet as everything is coming to a close, I’m not ready to tie a shiny bow on any of my projects. The fact is I’m in the middle of two manuscripts, the Christmas shopping isn’t finished, and there are always papers to grade and laundry to be washed and folded. If I tried to wrap up anything in my life right now...

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Missing It
Dec15

Missing It

As an imperfect human, I miss things. I miss things epically! I whiff a basketball shot, avoid the jerk cutting me off in traffic, misunderstand a conversation, forget an appointment… Missing is a part of life. If only missing were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist in the Mislympics! Over time, I’ve learned that missing isn’t all bad. There have been times I’ve missed a phone call or someone’s meaning...

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