Hi Ya Bookcasers, It's funny how life can throw you curve balls, isn't it? You're just living your life, doing your own thing, and then boom...life jolts in another direction. I had a minor version of this lately: my wedding ceremony venue fell through and now we have a 5 month rush to find our… Continue reading Writing with an open mind
Hi YA Bookcasers, In April, I was on a little blogging hiatus. For all the great reasons - flying to the UK for my dad's 70th birthday (we all chipped in and he's flying to Vienna to see his favorite singer perform!). Buying my wedding dress (it wasn't quite the one I thought I'd get… Continue reading Life outside the writing
Hi YaBookcasers, You might have noticed that this month I've skipped a few posts. It's not because I didn't have time to write one, or that I didn't have anything to say. It's because it was time to have a little self-care. And that's exactly what I want to talk about today! The writing world… Continue reading Writing & self-care
Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them
Hey YABookcasers! Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can't quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you're looking at it as this mammoth task of… Continue reading Reviving an old story
Hi YABookcasers! Another day, another question about the creative arts. However, it's actually not that simple, because I'm not just talking about the creative arts. With the passing of the magnificent, unrivaled Stephen Hawkings, it made me want to reaffirm a strong belief of mine: there is a creative process to everything - science, technology,… Continue reading Creative processes – which one is best?
Hi YABookcasers! Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer's block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I'm going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me...First of all, this is said horse: Chew on it. Ever seen a horse in a field (of course… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse
2018 is here, but where are we going next? Where are YOU going next?