Representing Bisexuality in Fiction

September 19-26 is Bisexual Pride Week or #BiWeek 2016 Disclaimer: This post might seem to come out of left field, but it is both relevant and important to anyone who writes fiction, or aspires to write fiction. It's also relevant and important to anyone who happens to identify as bi or…

Beating Writer’s Block: On Changing It Up!

An issue that is ALWAYS floating around writing groups is how to defeat writer's block. As long as there are writers, there will always be reasons for writers to struggle with actually doing the work. That's one thing that many writers forget when talking about issues which keep them from writing. There…

3 Free Alternatives to Photoshop

I'm guessing you're tuning in this week because you're a blogger or other creative and you're looking for ways that you can avoid investing in Photoshop, at least right now while you're not sure how committed you are to blogging or while the income you're getting from your blog is…

Writing a Memoir: Lesson Four – How to Write a Book Blurb

Why Book Descriptions Matter To fully understand and appreciate this post, you'll need to think about why book descriptions matter. Often it seems like the book blurb is an afterthought. It's not the fault of the writer, after spending weeks, months, or years on producing memoir content including researching, writing, revising,…

Writing a Memoir: Lesson Three – Audience

Determine Your Audience We have talked briefly about how important it is to decide on memoir content and purpose, but you cannot escape the need to define your target audience. Every piece of writing from the ad on the bus stop bench to the poetry of e. e. cummings has an intended…

Writing a Memoir: Lesson Two – Purpose

As I mentioned in Lesson One of my Memoir Writing Resource series, an essential step to writing an effective memoir or memoir based blog post is determining what the purpose of your memoir (or post) will be. Just like any other writing piece or project, there are many reasons which can motivate a…

Make a Quick, Easy Blog Media Kit, Here’s How!

A question that pops up frequently in blogging groups I’m a part of is “what is a blog media kit?” followed immediately by “why do I need one?” and “how can I make one?” My goal here is to try and answer all three of those questions in one deft swoop and…