I’m a full time writer! well sort of

For the next two weeks, I’m a full time writer. I’ve taken vacation from my day job, since the judge is out of town and I don’t have to worry about missing court hearings or finding coverage it is the best time for me to take vacation as well. Of course, I will have aContinue reading “I’m a full time writer! well sort of”

Define Yourself

Many people put their dreams and goals off for the right time.  You hear these and similar words all the time. “I’ll do it when my kids are grown.” “When I retire, I’ll have time to work on my dreams and goals.” “Once I’m stable in my job, I’ll have time.” Life won’t wait forContinue reading “Define Yourself”

Writing Space and First Drafts

Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking about making a space for me to write at home. Up until now, I have just sat at either the living room table or the kitchen table. This arrangement requires me to pack up all my writing gear and move it from place to place. ItContinue reading “Writing Space and First Drafts”

The Death of a Dream

The death of a dream is the worst imaginable type of death. Death in any form is awful, but to watch someone’s dreams struggle for breath, fall to its knees clutching at its heart, to never rise again is the most traumatic experience this life has to offer. Dreams are crushed everyday throughout the world.Continue reading “The Death of a Dream”

Courage and Empathy of Writers

It is my theory that writers have a deeper understanding of human motivation and behavior than others in the general population. They may not have the expert terminology of a neurologist, psychologist, or psychiatrist, but their comprehension of what goes on in our heads is significant. In order to write three-dimensional characters, writers must becomeContinue reading “Courage and Empathy of Writers”

WTF is an Author Platform?

A few years ago, I was asking this  question. Had I known then what I know now, I would have been focusing more on building my platform and a little less on writing my manuscript. Writers write, but if they don’t have a platform they don’t publish or sell the book that they have spentContinue reading “WTF is an Author Platform?”

In fiction, we find ourselvs.

Writing for me is a release. I often wonder how I ever got along in life without it, but then I realize it’s always been there in one form, or another. As a teen, I kept a journal and wrote poetry trying to express those overwhelming emotional upheavals that seemed to continually crash upon meContinue reading “In fiction, we find ourselvs.”

Pantsing or Outlining Your Novel

When I first began writing my memoir, Fighting for a Chance to Dream, I wrote in a haphazard style. Whichever memory popped into my head, I typed into my laptop. This would then bring another memory to the surface, and I would diligently type it up. The result, drumroll please, was a freaking train wreck.Continue reading “Pantsing or Outlining Your Novel”

Flash Fiction Friday: Frostfire World

The ice gods had forsaken the Mirawraith people. They sent the burning sickness among them scorching their young from the inside. Their small blue hued bodies twisted with the flames that licked at their muscles and organs as it fed on their internal frost. It devoured whole generations. The Elder Mother of the tribe warnedContinue reading “Flash Fiction Friday: Frostfire World”

Refuse to be Confined

Throwing rocks in a glass house has always been frowned upon, but what if the glass walls were constructed to keep you from reaching the rest of the world, or the world from reaching you? I say throw the rocks! Throw anything and everything you can get your hands on. Bust out the machine gunContinue reading “Refuse to be Confined”