Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

I enjoy writing. My preferred avenue of expression is poetry, but I do have many stories within me that I long to tell. Hopefully, one day I'll take one of my many ideas and actually COMPLETE a novel. In the meantime, I thought I could venture into the art of short story writing, so a … Continue reading Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

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Libraries Aren’t Just for Reading Anymore

This may not come as a surprise, but I enjoy going to libraries. This past weekend, my son and I attended the grand opening of our new public library here in Austin. This just days after I watched a reporter from another town get his clueless behind dragged on Twitter after posting a tweet claiming … Continue reading Libraries Aren’t Just for Reading Anymore

Journey to My Goals One Step at a Time

I have many things I want to accomplish in life. I have several goals and tasks that I've written down on paper, but somehow life just gets in the way of completing those tasks and accomplishing those goals. Some of those goals involve doing things that I enjoy doing. I recently started a writer's notebook, … Continue reading Journey to My Goals One Step at a Time

Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Notebook

Who among us have the habit of writing ideas on little scrap sheets of paper? *raises hand* What you may need is a writer's notebook. After reading the article "How to Start a Writer's Notebook" by Chloe Davis Smith, I made it a point to carry around a special notebook so that I could jot … Continue reading Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Notebook

Writing Tips – Writer’s Block

Writer's block plagues even the best and most seasoned of writers. Here's an interesting segment from the Two Guys on Your Head Podcast "How to Crush Writer's Block." They provide some great insight on how we can overcome writer's block. ~McKinzie Manor~   Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a … Continue reading Writing Tips – Writer’s Block

Art of Love

Spin me, Turn me on your color wheel To find the right shade, The correct hue Gently set me up on your easel And spread me across your canvass Then dip your brush into the paints - acrylic - tempera - watercolors Baby, Choose what you will To color my thoughts, Because they are all of … Continue reading Art of Love

Writing Tips – How to Write with a Demanding Job

I'm sure most of us are engaged in careers and jobs that don't allow us to spend much time doing what we are passionate about. So, working your "day job" and trying to become an author can be challenging. Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, offers tips on how you can achieve … Continue reading Writing Tips – How to Write with a Demanding Job