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    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…

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    June’s Writing Theme: Fun!

    This month’s theme is about all about fun and who doesn’t like fun! So what things do you have planned for the summer? What does your family like to do for fun? Example: Our family takes time during the spring to create a checklist of all the things we would like to do durning the summer and my kids are great with coming up with things. Each year there are new items on the list and some classic things like going to the ice cream shop and having rootbeer floats.  This year my son wants to visit the Domes. He loves plants and I mentioned I went as a kid, so he put it on…

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    December 2018’s Writing Theme: Lesson You Learned…

    It’s the last month of the year and we are heading into a new one. So for this month’s writing; tell me about something you learned that changed the way you think about writing. Example: This may sound silly, but I did realize how connections with others would streamline your writing.  I’ve met some wonderful writers and authors that have helped me in ways no one else could. I needed someone who’s been in my position to give me advice and they are so cool about answering my questions and giving advice.  If you’re in the same position, find a group of authors who will give you advice, encourage you and allow you to read there awesome…

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    Our Traditions… What are yours?

    Traditions Traditions are everywhere during the holidays and we are no exception. Though some may find our traditions silly or unique, they are ours and we will continue them for years to come; passing them to our children and our children’s children. What Are They? Well, I’ve touched on this as well as reasons for and the importance of traditions in another post you can find HERE. Today I want to tell you about a few we have in our family and I would love, love, LOVE to hear some of yours so comment below or send me a message!! Reason For Our Traditions Honestly, some of our traditions started…

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    Favorite Writer/Author Gifts

    It’s that time of year again where everyone is struggling to find the perfect gift or perhaps you haven’t even begun to think about the holidays. Well, I’m here to give you a hand. I’ve written about Writer Gifts before and you can check those out here, but I feel I should add to that with some new items Writers and Authors may like as well as book lovers! Us authors would be nowhere without our lovely readers that keep us sane and encourage us to continue providing fantastic stories! Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This just means that I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost…

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    November’s Writing Theme: Tradition

    Traditions are what bring us together and keep us together, especially during the holiday season. Many have traditions they love to share with others, while some have traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. This month’s writing theme is Tradition. What are yours? Do you like them or loathe them? Is there a tradition you know of that you would like to adopt?   Example: As an example I’ll tell you about a tradition we have in our family that started the Christmas of 1998.  Due to one of my sister’s indecisiveness, our father thought it would be funny to play a prank on her for Christmas that…

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    August’s Writing Theme: Writing Process

    The writing process of an author/writer differs from person to person. Some will plan, outline, plot, and develop their novels down to the last quirk, research piece, aim, goal, setting detail, motivation, conflicting action, etc. Files, folder, documents, mind maps, aesthetic board, Pinterest board, Social Media polls all in place and filled with information for their novels, while others fly by the seat of their pants. Those are the ones who don’t plan, don’t map; they sit down and start writing. Then there is revising, editing, and publishing to worry about. This month is all about your writing process and sharing what you do with others who are endeavoring to…

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    June’s Theme: Summer Activities Your Characters are Enjoying.

    For this month’s theme, I thought we could do something a bit different. Instead of writing about what you are doing for the summer, I thought it would be fun to tell what your characters are doing for the summer. Are they traveling? Are they working? Will they be taking some much needed time off? What will they be doing the hot days of summer? Give your character’s story below!   Example: The characters of Conquer the Darkness are all enjoying some much needed time away from the group and with their mates in different destinations. Raylynn, Jynx and their son Jordan have gone to the mountains of Colorado to frolic in the…

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    Events For Readers

    As an author I am alway thinking of ways to engage my readers, to give back to those who support and read my work. Well today I wanted to give you, the reader, more than just books to read. After doing a quick search, I realized there are so many events for readers and writers alike and I want to share some with you. Conferences: Title: Readers & Writers Locations: Seattle, WA & Tampa, FL Dates: July 14 (WA) & August 25 (FL) About: Meet Authors and Models from all over the world with an after party to enjoy For More Information:readerswritersevents.com Title: Penned Con Locations: St. Louis, MO Dates: Sept 20-22 About: Keynote Speakers, informative panels,…