Autumn, Reading List, Recipe, Writer's Life

Smells Like Autumn

Yoo-hoo?! Hey, I got lost again in my writing, reading, and research. Thought I'd pop in and see what everyone's up to. I'm excited the autumn season is quickly approaching. I can literally smell pumpkin lattes, colorful foliage in the air, and feel a crisp breeze on my face. As a young girl, I loved… Continue reading Smells Like Autumn

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Stream of Consciousness

Stream of Consciousness Blue light haloes me in the cocooning dark A moth to the screen Hair aflutter, legs gooseflesh As a whir scours the void from the corner, steel teeth whispering, Spewing cool breezes, white noise against a feverish torrent  Coursing through fingers beating furious insect tentacles on lit keys Pounding words in the… Continue reading Stream of Consciousness

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Plotter, Pantser, And Paranormal Historical Fiction

“Write What You Know.” That’s not always easy when you’re writing a historical fiction piece taking place centuries ago, revolving around an indigenous people. A life I’ve never lived, people I’ve never met, and terrain I’ve never walked. I have to say writing book one of my trilogy Twilight Ends: Keepers of the Gate, was… Continue reading Plotter, Pantser, And Paranormal Historical Fiction

Writer's Life

Can One Write Anywhere at Any Time?

Recently, a friend, who is not a writer, stated, "As long as you have a laptop, you can write anywhere."  I raised my eyebrows, ready to retort, ARE YOU SERIOUS, but closed my agape mouth, assuming this is a common sentiment. Of course, one can write anywhere. We see people write in cafes, coffee shops,… Continue reading Can One Write Anywhere at Any Time?

Writer's Life

8 Mundane Elements You Should Cut From Your Story — Jane Friedman

Today’s guest post is excerpted from How to Write a Page Turner (Writer’s Digest Books) by Jordan Rosenfeld (@JordanRosenfeld). If we wrote novels that were hyper-accurate to the “real lives” of our characters—even those that populate fantasy and science fiction novels—they would be thousands of pages long and span a series too big to fit… via… Continue reading 8 Mundane Elements You Should Cut From Your Story — Jane Friedman

Books, Writer's Life

Where Past and Present Meets

What have I been up to? Well, I've been working on another novel. My work in progress is a Paranormal Historical Fiction set in my favorite part of the country, Geneva New York. I'd spent my college years in this region which brims with history and natural beauty. Geneva sits at the northern tip of… Continue reading Where Past and Present Meets