Category: Fiction Writing

My 100th Post! And Other Fiction Writing Updates

WordPress just heralded me for writing my 100th post on this blog… To celebrate, I am taking a quick break for the month of May as far as writing my usual Monday posts. Actually, I am doing this so I can focus on a few deadlines and such. In the interim, here are some past posts you might be interested in: Writing and Fiction … Read More My 100th Post! And Other Fiction Writing Updates

A Gaggle of Favorite Poems

This week I am continuing my celebration of National Poetry Month by posting a gaggle of favorites. A gaggle is a term of venery for a flock of geese that is not in flight; in flight, the group can be called a skein. A gaggle is equal to at least five geese. A gaggle is also equal to eight fifty pound bags of salt. … Read More A Gaggle of Favorite Poems

A Couple of Poems for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month so this week I’m posting a couple I wrote. I like poetry as a terse yet nebulous space in which to fling messy emotions. Basically, this means I write untidy poetry of the non-cuddly and free-form variety. I enjoy reading all kinds of poetry but when I write it, I tend to want it to be like the reverse … Read More A Couple of Poems for National Poetry Month

Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

These days I prefer listening to my reading, as opposed to absorbing books, news, and articles with my eyes. I discovered this while pursuing my initiative to sit less and move more. We’ve probably all heard by now that sitting all day is terrible for us, and as writers we tend to sit plenty! To fight this, I now load up my iPod with audio … Read More Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

I love much of how this woman thinks, so today I’m celebrating that. Here are my 6 favorite quotes from Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling (the K is for her grandmother’s name, Kathleen, if you’ve ever wondered)… 1. “I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had … Read More My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

As a writer, I’ve learned to love the conference scene. Actually, I’m completely drained by large social gatherings–evidence that I am a legitimate introvert. But here’s why I have evolved to deem conferences worthy of the energy expenditure! This list is in context of a few highlights from Life, the Universe, and Everything 2015 (LTUE), a symposium for speculative fiction authors, which was absolutely awesome … Read More Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

This has been a busy couple of weeks, but in the best way–with awesome spec fic conventions! Last week was so rewarding because I got to be a part of Salt Lake ComicCon FanX 2015. This week, I am excited to be a part of the Life, the Universe, and Everything symposium (LTUE) 2015. This conference is a great opportunity to meet with authors, filmmakers, … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

Comic Con FanX15. . .Favorite Costumes and Panel Recap!

This year’s Comic Con FanX 2015 was of course fabulous so I wanted to give a quick recap of my panels followed by a dozen of my favorite costume pics. I love panels as an opportunity to talk about my fiction and non-fiction work, and a way to meet others who are writing or creating speculative fiction in various mediums. The “Writing and Your Health” … Read More Comic Con FanX15. . .Favorite Costumes and Panel Recap!

My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

I am super excited to be a panelist at next week’s Comic Con 2015: Fan Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. The last couple have been an absolute blast!  For all you writers, my book about how to save your poor wrists while amplifying your hourly word count came out a month ago: HOW TO DICTATE YOUR WRITING LIKE IT’S…2015. The first book in my middle … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

Two Blogs Diverged…

This past week I’ve done a makeover on how I blog. I’ve been like Robert Frost’s traveler in the woods facing two diverging roads, only I’ve been trying to stradle both until I think I pulled something! So then it came to me. Frost said he couldn’t travel both and be one traveler, but he wasn’t dealing with cyberspace. I can be more than … Read More Two Blogs Diverged…

13 Advantages to Dictating Your Writing

I began looking into dictation for several reasons. Like many people, I have experienced back problems which make it hard to sit at a computer and write all day. I’ve also had trouble keeping weight off since becoming a full-time writer. There, said it! I’ve moved this to TheProductiveAuthor.com, so please click here to read the rest!  

23 Productivity Tricks and Tips for Writers

Productivity is just as important for creatives as it is for business moguls. But as creatives, we don’t have to follow the same old productivity advice. Instead, why not employ our creativity toward designing a writerly life we can actually live with? Here are 23 such ways that got my mind churning: 1. Define and defend my first priority. The advice to prioritize ‘first … Read More 23 Productivity Tricks and Tips for Writers