Photo Credit: Journey, fan art for video game Journey by That Gaming Company by Jem Yoshioka, taken on July 29, 2012: Jem Yoshioka/Flickr/CC BY SA 2.0 Every writer has a story about their journey to writerdom. I believe writers are not born but self-made. They choose to follow a dream that seems a little esoteric … Continue reading Writers Journeys
Photo Credit: illustration of William Shakespeare reciting a play to his family. His wife, Anne Hathaway, is sitting in the chair on the right; his son Hamnet (who died when he was 11) is behind him on the left; his two daughters Susanna and Judith (Hamnet’s twin sister) are on the right and left of … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Daughter
Photo Credit: Cover of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, taken on October 13, 2015 by Wesley Fryer: Wesley Fryer/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.” – Victor Hugo One of the million dollar questions writers always get asked is, “Where do you … Continue reading Ideas
Spring is the gift that keeps on giving. We’ve got our newsletter giveaway for spring this year and it’s a little different than the previous newsletter giveaways. The prizes this month include: $225 Amazon gift card GRAND PRIZE 1 or 31 Kindle ebooks (one of which is mine 😉 ) $5 gift card from author … Continue reading Spring Prizes Giveaway!
I am so pleased to announce that my book Gnarled Bones and Other Stories has gone wide! That means you can purchase it not only at Amazon but at other online retails stores as well and in several different formats that are convenient for whatever eReader you are using. So get your copy today!!! Amazon … Continue reading Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Wide Distribution Announcement
Photo Credit: Newly molted shell of spiny lobster at point of molting. Like the lobster, writers must shed the shell of convention for a new one in order to grow creatively. From D. R. Crawford and W. J. J. De Smidt, 1923, Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington: BMacZeroBot/Wikimedia Commons/BD UWash FMIB “Creativity … Continue reading Denying Categories
This month’s Author Dream Series post is by the incredibly talented writer and performer, Jovelyn Richards. Jovelyn was generous enough to have me on her radio show in February, which you can read more about and listen to the archives here. My name is Jovelyn Diane Richards born and grew up in the mid-west. I … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Jovelyn Richards
Photo Credit: Eyes, Louise Bourgeois, October 2001, Williams College Museum of Arts, taken on August 29, 2004 by Dave: dbking/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 "The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust (as quoted by Garofalo, par. 1) "We don't see things as they are, … Continue reading Art The Second Time Around
Photo Credit: Truman Capote in 1980 a few years before his death, when all of his society friends had forsaken him for his poetic license in Answered Prayers. Photo taken by Jack Mitchell, 1980: Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 4.0 “‘The artist is a dangerous person because he’s out of control… He’s controlled only by his art.’” (Truman … Continue reading Poetic License
Enter the April Social Media Giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 26 prizes!! The Giveaway will run April 10, 2017 to April 20, 2017. Prizes include: (1) $160 Amazon Gift Card (1) Signed Paperback (Open International) (24) Kindle Ebooks Entries include: - Following authors on social media (Twitter, BookBub, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube and … Continue reading April Social Media Giveaway!