Music has the power to inspire all areas of our lives. For me, music can evoke an emotion, resurrect old memories, and inspire new stories. For today's writing exercise I'm looking at an old favorite, "Must Be Crazy for Me," by Melissa Etheridge. And to add an extra layer of fun to the experience, I'm … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Must Be Crazy For Me
Some women love books. Some love to read them. Some love to write them. There are other women, I'm sure, who don't love either. But I try to pretend they don't exist because thinking about a world without words...well, that makes me far too sad. Anytime someone so much as hints at maybe, possibly mentioning … Continue reading For the love of “book people”
As promised, here's my weekly writing exercise. Today, I turned to a book that has been on our shelf for a while: 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition) by 826 Valencia. As implied by the title, it's a book of prompts that's meant for kids. The cool thing about kids? They're usually way … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Message in a Bottle
The writerly brain is just like every other part of a person. The more you use it, the better it functions. With that in mind, I'm challenging myself and the rest of you as well, to do one writing exercise per week for a year. Writing exercises don't have to be elaborate to be effective. Myself, … Continue reading Writing Exercises (Or, three women and a camel walk into a donut shop)
I figured since I posted this over on Facebook, I should also share it here. Please keep in mind that this is a draft, subject to further editing. From The Job: “But why this organization? It’s not like you have ties to anyone. I know. I checked.” He looked at her sharply with that admission. … Continue reading Excerpt from The Job
For the month of January, I participating in a group challenge to write 30,000 words. That's only one thousand per day, and 20,000 less than the infamous NaNoWriMo challenge that takes place nationally each November. To help me along with my goal, I'm going to install a fabulous little word count meter on my sidebar. … Continue reading January Challenge
Check it out! I was featured on episode fifty of The Liz McMullen Show. You can check that out HERE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB14-Ihm49Y
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