Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they’re just the ones I like. What are your favorites? Continue reading My favorite book covers…
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! Continue reading Writing & self-care
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? Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them
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 rewriting that needs to be done. Well, never fear, many of us have been there. That’s why, today, I’d like to talk about reviving an old story! Continue reading Reviving an old story
I’ve been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I’m not talking about writer’s block. The question that’s got my attention is “Where did all the good ideas go?” Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
A lot of writers have said to me that they feel they’re impostors when writing, and that they’re really not cut out for the publishing industry. Somehow, they feel like their work is lesser, that there are other “real” authors out there, and they’re not one of them. Today, I’d like to talk a little about why writers (and many more of us) struggle so much with Impostor Syndrome… Continue reading Writers & Imposter Syndrome
So, today, I took a look at my TBR and almost fainted. There are 46 books sitting there, and these are only my “must read asap” books. There are dozens and dozens more that I really want to read after those. The problem is, the minute I finish one great book, another 3 are published, and I simply can’t keep up. Which means reading becomes stressful, as I’m trying to hurry, always chasing my tail! So what to do? Continue reading How to stop your TBR pile from stressing you out!
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… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse
Hey Ya Bookcasers!
How is January treating you all? It’s sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And…fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world…but she’s also a great tool for busting through writer’s block!
Let me tell you how… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block
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Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 my dear friends and YA Bookcasers!
I’m sure we can all agree that 2017 was a big learning curve for us all, regardless of country/culture/color/creed/etc., yes? What we learned will depend on our own individual stories. And that’s what makes our world have hope and beauty in it – people progressing through their own stories and building, piece by piece, a new narrative into their lives. And I’d like to talk about where we go from here… Continue reading 2018 – Where do we go from here?