What to Read Next: Lighthearted Contemporary Romance

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Lose yourself in a good book. Something fun. Something lighthearted. Something with plenty of romance. Here are a few of my favorite contemporary romances (aka Romantic Comedies): Bird After Bird – Leslie Tash I read this charming tale shortly after watching The Big Year, which … More What to Read Next: Lighthearted Contemporary Romance

Teasers Made of Win!

I was thinking recently of fun, easy ways to authors to promote books without posting their covers with a desperate plea over and over. I mean, that’s just not fun. For anyone. What IS fun, however, are TEASERS! I hear you say, “I’m not artistic.” Neither am I. Trust me on this. “But I don’t have … More Teasers Made of Win!

What To Read Next: It’s The End Of The World…

…as we know it and I feel like reading! I’ve always loved post-apocalyptic fiction. For years, Stephen King’s The Stand was the benchmark against which all other post-apoc fic was measured. The Passage by Justin Cronin only improve upon that. Beautiful. Lyrical. And sort of horrifying at the same time. But there was one small … More What To Read Next: It’s The End Of The World…

How I Lost My Pants (Pt. 5): Netflix and Write

Last week we went over how to speed up the writing process. Specifically, we talked about sprinting. You can read that post HERE. This week, as promised, we’re talking about how binge watching your favorite shows can teach you to write. You know, for a writer, watching TV or movies isn’t laziness, it’s work. No, I’m … More How I Lost My Pants (Pt. 5): Netflix and Write

How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt. 4)

Last week I went into depth on how I use my plotting journal and ALL THE ART SUPPLIES! If you missed it, you can still take a peek HERE. This week I’m going to share how I sped up my writing process and how you can, too! So, the first thing I did was to … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt. 4)

How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt 3)

Last week I talked about what to do when–despite all your best-laid plans–you get stuck in a quagmire. Plot-wise, I mean. If you missed it you can catch up HERE. This week, as promised. We’re using ALL THE MARKERS!!! Okay, deep breath. Whew! I love art supplies even though, seriously, I’m the worst artist in the … More How I Lost My Pants: Plotting Murder, Mayhem, and (sometimes) Magic (Pt 3)