Category: Craft of Writing

Prepping For NaNo – National Novel Writing Month

Prepping For NaNo – National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month – a.k.a. NaNoWriMo or NaNo for those who have done it before – is a tradition for me. I’ve participated in NaNo since 2011 and “won” every year. Some years have been more productive than others but that happens. Now that […]

Writer Book List : Books to Inspire and Guide

Writer Book List : Books to Inspire and Guide

This may be one of the most common questions I’m asked when people find out I’m a writer. Why? Because almost every knows somebody who desperately wants to write. I know which books have had the greatest influence on me and I often direct people […]

What Nobody Tells You About Book Reviews

What Nobody Tells You About Book Reviews

You wrote a book. That’s a feat in an of itself, isn’t it? Then the editing. The cover and formatting. A lot goes into making your baby a real book. Then you hear whispers of book reviews. Gah! What if people hate your book? Surely, […]

When Your Network Fails – And I’m Not Talking Internet

When Your Network Fails – And I’m Not Talking Internet

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. I’ve heard this over and over since high school and with ever new experience, it rings true just a little more. Your network of family, friends, and acquaintances is your lifeline to success. Period. So what happens […]

Reflecting on Thirteen Reasons Why

Reflecting on Thirteen Reasons Why

This week, Autumn and I have been reviewing Thirteen Reasons Why first the book then the Netflix series.  Today, Autumn and I are simply reflecting on our experiences while advocating for both book and series. You can read Autumn’s reflection on Kharmic Chaos here. My daughter is […]

The Trouble With Teen Fiction….

The Trouble With Teen Fiction….

There has been a lot of discussion about adults reading teen fiction. I admit that I’m not impressed by adults who only read teen fiction, especially if they only read one of the many sub-genres available. Sure, it’s fun and easy to set aside in […]

It’s National Haiku Poetry Day!

It’s National Haiku Poetry Day!

Who doesn’t love a good haiku?   What is a Haiku Poetry? According to Poets.org, a haiku contains seventeen syllables written in a 5/7/5 count. That’s right, it’s basically a three-line poem so poetry’s version of a short story. They’re all about preserving a moment […]

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