• Language
    Inspirational,  Writing

    Language

    Language is something we take for granted, learning it at a young age and continuing to learn and use as we grow through our lives. We use it daily with so many around us that we don’t really think of what it entails. But what really is language and why do we need it? Keep reading to find out! WIKI  A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication. quotations The ability to communicate using words.  A sublanguage: the slang of a particular community or jargon of a particular specialist field. quotations  The expression…

  • Journal

    May’s Writing Theme: Communication

    This month’s theme is about communication; business communication and story communication. There are many types of communication out there and some can cause more problems than others. What types of communication are you using within your business and your stories? Print, Texts, Verbal, Face to face, etc. What troubles are you having with them and have you thought or have you fixed those problems so things run as smooth as possible. Example: I have been using Trello to keep myself organized even with my contacts, but I do tend to use messenger as it is one of the most perferred methods of communication by those I contact.  What communication avenues are you…

  • Business Communication
    Journal,  Writing

    Business (Writing) Communication

    Communication in any situation is important, but since relationships were talked about in a previous post, I’m going to spend some time talking about Business Communication. So, what is Business Communication? Business communication is essentially any type of communication you have with anyone else regarding your business, whether it’s marketing, customer relations or interpersonal communication. Anything that provides a way for you to speak to others is included. There are so many ways to communicate with in a business that we’ll only be focusing on how it relates to the writing business. That’s what we’re here for, right, the business of writing? Image by rawpixel from Pixabay You, as a…

  • Quality Feature
    Journal,  Writing

    Quality

    What is Quality? Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Quality is…. Well, let’s take a look at what the dictionary says. Dictionary.com an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute:the chemical qualities of alcohol. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing:the quality of a sound. character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence: food of poor quality; silks of fine quality. high grade; superiority; excellence:wood grain of quality. of or having superior quality:quality paper. producing or providing products or services of high quality or merit:a quality publisher. WIKI  Level of excellence.  A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person. High social position. The degree…

  • Tools for Writers
    Journal,  Writing

    Tools for Writers

    In the field of writing, there are so many tools out there for you to choose from. One could get lost in the sea of information, systems, and apps that are available to help those aspiring to write, edit, research and more. As you journey on this path to becoming a great author, you will try all the things to get down a system for yourself. Writing programs, apps, the dreaded editing (unless you like edits, then contact me because I hate them with a passion) revising, and more. What you find is that some things that work for others, will not work for you. Each of us has our…

  • Focus
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Focus

    Nothing gets me more irritated then when I can’t focus on what needs to get done. So, what really is focus and how to you keep ahold of it or get it back when you lose it? Let’s get right to it. Dictionary.com a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point: to focus the lens of a camera. concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts; to focus troop deployment…

  • Featured Organizing
    Journal,  Writing

    Organizing Your Novel

    Everyone has their own processes and systems to keep things organized and together as they write, but what if you’re just starting or are in need of a fresh start with your organizing? Keep reading and you’ll find some ideas I’ve dug up for you because, well, I’m in the same boat. Let’s take a look at what I’ve found… Electronic Organization I’ve found that quite a few have used an electronic system for keeping their stories organized. Let’s dive in and look as what others are doing. Trello With Trello you have different boards, cards, lists and more, it’s no wonder many turn to Trello for their organizing needs.…

  • Writing Fun!

    April’s Writing Theme: Novel Organization

    The reason for taking my break last month was due to some distressing feedback of my first novel and to be honest, my heart couldn’t take it. That doesn’t mean that I’ll be quitting, oh, far from it. I’ve been looking up more on writing than I did when I started and I realized that perhaps if I could get my notes and data for my novels organized, I wouldn’t forget that some events happened or that one of the men I have changed from Nix to Drant. Yeah, it happens to us all. So here’s your chance to help others that are struggling with their writing and provide some…

  • Laughing
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Laughter

    Laughing is an every day part of our lives, whether it’s giant belly laughs with friends or small, barely audible ones you hide from your co-workers so they can’t hear you. They can come from anywhere and are known to have many benefits. But first… Dictionary the action or sound of laughing. an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement. Archaic . an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement. WIKI The sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound. A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly…

  • Update
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    As I like to do every quarter, I like to tell you how I’ve been progressing with each of the things I had planned to get done this year. It keeps me focused and provide me with accountability when I’ve got others who are seeing what I’m doing and how I’m progressing through each item. How are you doing so far this year? I’d love to hear how you’re progressing on your goals. Let’s get to it… Books Series I’ve had betas go through my first story and let me tell you, I was not expecting the responses that I got. It’s hard to see, but a necessary evil. I…