• Featured Knowledge
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Knowledge

    We all know about knowledge, hardly taking the time to think on the word itself as anything significant to our lives. Until you read that right? Well, let’s take a closer look and see what comes to light. Wiki The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc Justified true belief The total of what is known; all information and products of learning Dictinary.com acquaintance…

  • Creativity
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Creativity

    Creativity stems from out of the box thinking. Its how inventions are made, journeys are accomplished and obstacles are overcome. There are no limits to ones creativity, but there are limits to you. What types of creativity are out there? What are the benefits and how can you discover your own creativity? Let’s take a look at what Creativity means… Image by ElisaRiva from Pixabay WIKI Tending to create things, or having the ability to create; often, excellently, in a novel fashion, or any or all of these. (of a created thing) Original, expressive and imaginative (set theory) A type of set of natural numbers, related to mathematical logic Designed…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Lessons Learned in 2018

    Once again, the end of the year is near and there is so much I’ve learned this year in my life, my business, and my home. You may not think it would benefit you to read about things I’ve learned throughout the year, but doing just that may bring something similar to light that you may have learned and forgotten during the year or perhaps there’s something I learned that may enlighten you to something new. If you would like to see my list from last year you can find it HERE! Now on to this year… I’ve had a tough year writing this year. I had everything planned out,…

  • Writing,  Writing Fun!

    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…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Discover

    This weeks word is Discover. What does it mean to discover? Well, let’s take a look before getting into some other aspects of the word. What is Discover? Dictionary to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown) to notice or realize Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose. WIKI To find or learn something for the first time. To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.). To expose, uncover. To create by moving a piece out of another piece’s line of attack. To reveal (information); to divulge, make known. To reconnoitre, explore (an area). To manifest without…

  • Journal

    Ways to Plot a Novel

    There are plenty of ways to plot a novel and the way each author plots is completely up to them. Every author is different with different thoughts and ways of organizing them. The way I plot could be, and probably is completely different from the way others plot their novels. Plotting your novel is unique and special process each author must discover for themselves. This is where one process doesn’t fit all. When deciding how to plot your novel, there are many processes to choose from. Plot Structures: Character – Driven Your characters are the main reason the story moves along. Their motivation and drive to complete their mission, journey…

  • Writing Fun!

    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…