December 19, 2017

I've got a friend at work who is doing her Masters of Creative Writing. I'll admit I'm jealous but I offered some advice that her thesis piece shouldn't be a novel that is her baby but rather a throw away idea. The whole thing behind that is that it doesn't have to be...

December 4, 2017

I've learned a few things on my journey and I like straight forward rules, especially if I know why they are rules. So I thought I would share some of the straight forward steps I learned to help better improve your writing.

1. Avoid Exclamation points

I got this from my...

August 25, 2017

I have a writing class every Friday. At the this time of the year the kids are kind of 'Meh' about their writing as it is the same thing every week. So I thought I'd challenge them. If all of them combined could write as much as I could in the same amount of time. The...

May 18, 2017

I recently tried a free online class for writing. I was rather disappointed. I was hoping for activities that would push my writing. Unfortunately it was too generic to challenge me but then it was free and I really shouldn't complain. But I thought I can put up my own...

November 17, 2016

I write prolifically and usually I just tell people that I can do that because I don't have a life. That is only partly true. Yes, I'm single with no kids so I have my afternoon free to do as I wish. But actually I spend a heck of a long time staring at the screen. Whe...

August 17, 2016

My grandmother was a great matriarch but she was raised in an era where woman had to carve out their place in the world with scalpels rather than explosives. This meant my grandmother was a genius at the subtle manipulation. This was great watching her with others but...

August 11, 2016

I write in third person omniscient. I've done that since my grandfather suggested that most writers use third person. To the point that I don't like to read first person books unless they are past tense. Yes, there are first person present tense books out there and the...