• Perfection
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Perfection

    Perfection, is one of those words that you have to wonder what really is the meaning of it. Another example, the word average. What really is the meaning of average? Is anyone really average or perfect? Is it attainable with all the quirks and differences we as humans have? Let’s take a look at what the dictionary has to say about the word Perfection… Dictionary.com The state or quality of being or becoming perfect The highest degree of proficiency, skill or excellence, as in some art. A perfect embodiment or example of something A quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence The highest or most nearly perfect…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    What It Takes to Be a Hero

    The word hero means many things to many people. When we were children a hero could have been those you saw on television with supernatural power (or really cool gadgets). Always saving the day, they encourage us to strive to be better than we are. But what about real heroes? If you had to give the meaning or example of a hero without using a fictional character. What/who would you say is an example? Image by Imagine_Images from Pixabay The Difference Between a Hero and a Champion These two words are most often used interchangeably, but I’ve found that there is a very real difference to them. A champion is…

  • Champion
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Champion

    What is a Champion? WIki An ongoing winner in a game or contest. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest. Somebody who fights for a cause or status. Someone who fights on another’s behalf. Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one’s competitors. Excellent; beyond compare. Excellent; brilliant; superb; deserving of high praise. To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for (a cause, etc.). To challenge. Dictionary.com a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place: anything that takes first place in competition an animal that has won a certain number…

  • Journal,  Writing Fun!

    July’s Writing Theme: Heroes

    This month’s theme is about all about Heroes! What do you think are the best qualities of a hero and who is a hero in your life? Who is your favorite fiction hero and why? Example: I feel the best qualities of a hero are their determination, perseverance, and courage in the face of diversity. Who is a hero in my life? Well, there are many. I see heroes every day, but if I had to choose just one, I would say my dad. If you’ve been reading my blog, I’ve mentioned all that he’s gone through and and all he’s overcome. He just learned that he’s going blind on top of…

  • Updates
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    Oh my gosh, guys, things have been one whirlwind of a mess after another. Nothing has gone as planned and progress has slowed, but sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. Here is an update of what I’ve been dealing with: I sent out my manuscript to some beta readers and frankly, the feedback wasn’t good. Many stopped reading all together. My dad ended up in the ICU to the point where he had to have someone with him whenever he left the house (and to be honest, I went over there to check on him even when he didn’t leave) my kids and I walked with him…

  • Inspirational,  Journal

    Joy

    Joy happens whenever we are even remotely happy. The difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is the emotional elevation of delight over time, while joy is happiness you feel in the moment. A little more on the word Joy: WIKI A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good. Anything that causes such a feeling. Luck or success; a positive outcome. The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity. Dictionary. com The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation A source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Summer Plans (You and Characters)

    Summer is here and who doesn’t love sunny days, shorts and ice cream, right? Okay, I know there are some of you ‘crazy’ people out there that do love the cold and snow. I am definitely not one of them. I love being warm, not wearing heavy coats and ice cream on a hot day. Let’s talk about summer plans! But let’s move on. It’s summer and I bet you have plans, whether it’s a vacation, continuing to work, or spending time with your family. Summer Summer is a time of freedom, especially for the younger ones. They look forward to the time away from school, vacations, doing (almost) nothing…

  • Inspirational,  Journal

    Smile

    The power of a smile can do wonders, but what can it really do? Let’s look at it further… WIKI A facial expression comprised by flexing the muscles of both ends of one’s mouth, often showing the front teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement or anxiety. To have (a smile) on one’s face. To express by smiling.  To look cheerful and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy.  To be propitious or favourable; to countenance. Dictionary.com  To assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Character/Story Communication

    What is Story Communication or even Character communication, you may be asking yourself, well, I’m going to show you what I’ve found, so keep reading. What is Story Communication? Story communication is the connection you get from the story itself. The deep level, overall, feeling of completeness once you’ve finished a good story. It’s how the words resinates with you as the reader. Have you ever read a story and when you were finished, you were completely devastated that it was over? Or completely satisfied by the last words finishing the tale? That’s story communication; it’s how the story itself, as a whole resonates with you, the reader, when you…

  • 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…