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: Forget About It

I've been doing a few videos recently regarding how to kick writer's block and get your creativity in gear to make this a year of productivity for you. The way I'm suggesting you beat writer's block today is changing your environment. Hear me out on this one, I'm not advocating…

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…

Amazing Graphic Resources You Need to Try

As you know, I'm a wordsmith by trade. I'm not the most image-oriented person, even though I recognize that my blog will need pictures to succeed. In fact, I've written posts about other graphic resources in the past, though they focused mainly on the stock photo side of things. My article…

The Writing Your Memoir eBook is Now Available!

It's Here, It's Here! I'm in several writing groups online, and it happens time and time again. You want to write a memoir, but you're struggling. It's easy to come up with memories and things that are funny or interesting, but how do you string them all together? How do…

Writing Your Memoir – an eBook Resource

Writing Your Memoir Many of us have thought about sharing our story, but struggle with the execution. Who would want to read about me? What is worth reading about? It's time to kick those doubts to the curb, and start writing! If you enjoyed the Memoir Writing post series here…

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…