Warning: This is not a Pinterest-worthy post. But it is real. When I set out to personalize my home office, I wanted it to be beautiful, functional, and inspiring. What mighty desires for a room! I spent months not doing anything to my office because I had such high hopes for it and was intimidated […]
There are many reading lists out there for writers of all genres, shapes, and sizes. But I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. I’m here to simplify. Instead of giving you a long list of must-reads that will be overwhelmingly long on top of your already long to-read pile, let’s focus on just three books. […]
I am chronically late. It’s an illness, really. Heck, I’m publishing this blog post late. Growing up, my Dad would threaten to go places without me. Now, my husband threatens the same thing. Are they mean? Absolutely not! It’s my boundary issue. My husband and I have been reading Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say […]
Do you ever just want to go home? Maybe you’ve had a long day at work or are stuck in traffic. Whatever happened or is bustling around you, you’re just ready to be home. You’re ready to be in your comfort zone with the people and pets you love the most. Do your characters want […]
Do you consider yourself American or British? This isn’t a trick question. I’m not trying to dig into your lineage. American English differs quite differently from British English in many ways. What’s the craic? AKA What’s up? Waffle AKA ramble Pissed AKA drunk It’s pissing down AKA It’s raining In addition to many fun words […]
Chocolate-covered strawberries + popcorn = best Valentine’s Day ever!
Emotions get a bad rap. Emotional women are hysterical. Emotional men are weak. Characters that withhold emotion are seen and written as strong. Did anyone else cringe while reading that? But it’s true. That’s how our society writes and often thinks about emotions. The funny thing is, we talk about the positive side of emotions […]