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Graduation Time Reflections: A Writer’s Letter to Her Younger Self

Last weekend I went to my niece's high school graduation party. The youthful exuberance, the freedom to be weird, the optimism all felt exhilarating. However, in the air there was also a pinch of uncertainty, a drop of teenage arrogance and a refusal to accept that change was coming and coming swiftly....

Friday Five: 5 Reasons NOT to Write What You Know

Whether you're a writer or not, you've heard people say "write what you know." The idea is that you should stick to topics with which you have experience. I think that this advice is garbage.

Friday Funday: My 5 Favorite Book-Related News Stories from this Week

Let's face it. The daily news stinks. If you're feeling depressed about the news and want ignore it for a little while also, and if you love books and writing, here are 5 of my favorite book-related stories from this week!

Monday Blog: How I Get Blog Ideas

I'm a daily blogger. Really, I blog every day. I do it because I love writing and thoughts and ideas. Still it does have it's challenges. One of which is figuring out what to blog about.

Traits Writers Have in Common – What I Learned from an Author Panel

Author panels are meant for the audience to learn about authors and their books. But, the authors themselves can learn a few things too, like what they have in common.

Friday Fun: A Few of My Favorite Book Bloggers You Might Not Know

Following bloggers is very personal. The blogs I read regularly are the ones in which I feel some sort of personal connection to the content or the blogger's point of view. That means they're usually book related. So, for some Friday Fun, I'd like to introduce you to some of my favorite book bloggers.

Journey in Writing – An Active Stance on Passive Voice

Oh passive voice, the bane of my writing existence, along with idioms and the use of semicolons. (I actually despise semicolons. Just start a new sentence!) But that is a rant for another time. As a newly published author, I probably struggled with passive voice the most. And through those struggles, along with the help of some very seasoned book editors, I think I’ve learned enough about the topic to provide some helpful (and abbreviated, for those of you with busy schedules) advice.

Journey in Wisdom: Thoughts and Advice from Author’s for National Author’s Day

In case you’re wondering, November 1, 2016 is National Calzone Day, National Author’s Day, National Brush Day, and National Family Literacy Day. Guess which one I’m going to write about? Brushes of course! Brushes are so versatile. Alright, I’m joking. Obviously, since I am a newly published author (The Travelers, check it out!) and avid reader, I am more excited about National Author’s Day than National Brush Day. Therefore, I want to celebrate authors and their fantastic thoughts and ideas.

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