Uncategorized

Tired Phrases: When You’ve Had Enough!

This is a compilation based off of a conversation that @nadinebells sparked on Twitter. So many people chimed in with their suggestions! I wanted to save them for future reference, so I pulled them all together here. She’s pretty for her age. (usually said about women who are around 30)She released a breath she didn’t… Continue reading Tired Phrases: When You’ve Had Enough!

Uncategorized

How to eat a compliment sandwich…

I have focused the last few Author’s Learning Workshops on editing. Mostly, they’ve looked at the practical points of editing, but they haven’t addressed the emotional part of editing. Critiquing your own work can be hard. Having other people tell you how to improve your work can be even harder. This may well be the… Continue reading How to eat a compliment sandwich…

Uncategorized

Can you say, “What will I learn about me today?”

Is this forum meant to update you as the reader or for me to educate and share as a writer? Probably both. That being said, I have nothing magical or wonderful to say. No tidbits of wisdom or magic beans to watch grow. In short, it's has been a couple of LONG weeks. Mostly I'm… Continue reading Can you say, “What will I learn about me today?”

Uncategorized

Things to take to a writer’s conference and how ramen inspired my list…

I wanted a catchy title, but I also wanted to be super clear about what this blog is about. Apparently, I got one and not the other. It's that sort of day. My head is all wrapped up in getting ready for my second writer's conference next week.  At my first conference, I was not… Continue reading Things to take to a writer’s conference and how ramen inspired my list…

Uncategorized

Using Social Media and the Twitterverse…

There is a lot of valuable information on the web that will direct you to build your social media platform. These blogs, articles, and tweets will tell you when, what and where to post. The most recent I read was: http://inventingrealityeditingservice.typepad.com/inventing_reality_editing/2017/05/how-to-use-twitter-9-critical-tips-for-writers-.html I'm including that here because I felt it had a lot of relevant information… Continue reading Using Social Media and the Twitterverse…