Writing Advice 101

So…I’m sitting in my quiet space –because I’ve read that that’s what really works for Stephen King–completely free from interruptions.  Door closed. Picturesque view of the lake from the window of  a summer cabin...

How To Decide If You Should Outline Your Novel

When I was in high school and college, and had to complete those research papers that too often were on subjects that I had little to no interest in, one of the tools that always helped to guide me through the towering process was the required outline. I had many...

How to Use Your Writing to Punctuate Your Life

My mind is a whirly-twirly playground these days; a potpourri of thoughts and inspirations about how to accomplish goals and stay motivated.  As an example, just the other day I was editing one of my posts and making some punctuation changes and trying to decide how...

Why You Should Be Blogging

I belong to many writing groups, where I troll for inspiration and writing advice.  On many of the Facebook groups, one of the  comments that I often see is…”I’ve been thinking about starting a blog.”  This resonates with me because on the eve...