• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Fun!

    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…

  • Writing Fun!

    May’s Writing Theme: Where is Your Progress At?

    Since we are one quarter into the year, I thought we could write about (and analyze) where we are, where we are going, and what we have done to get us to this point. So for this month we are writing our progress on whatever you have going on right now. Writing related or not. We are here to support you!   Example: For my example this month I will refer you to my blog as I have already given my progress for the quarter there. My Progress So Far… Check it out to see where I am and where I plan to go to reach my goals. SaveSave

  • Journal,  Writing

    A Story Grows as a Plant Grows

    Spring is upon us and we are beginning to ready our garden for seeds/spuds. Yep, we are adding potatoes to our garden this year!! I can’t wait! Since my little man loves gardening and all things that breath life, I am dedicating this post to him. Not to mention it’s his birthday today, so Happy birthday buddy! If not for him, my thought process would have skipped over this topic and on to the next. Anyway, as we are deciding on seeds and what to plant where, my author mind took hold and contemplated as I often do… how a story is similar to a plant and how it grows.…

  • Journal,  Writing

    What Can’t You Live Without?

    With all the traveling, I've had to cut down access to my work to my IPad and my phone, which got me thinking... If you had to pick on thing, what is one that you could not live without. Let me know! I would love to hear from you. I'll include my answers here, in green (my favorite color ;) )

  • Patreon Benefits
    Journal,  Writing

    Patreon Benefits For Authors and Writers

    Nothing is better for Authors and writers than gaining the support of their readers. Whether that is liking posts, reading their books, writing reviews, critiquing their work and more. Let’s talk about another platform that you could be utilizing to support your favorite writer, author or creative entrepreneur. Yep, I’m talking about Patreon! I’ve noticed that quite a few artists and creatives have begun to use Patreon for various reasons: Communication ~ As with blogs, social media and websites Patreon connects with them all to offer another platform to communicate with fans, readers and audiences from all over. Not only do they provide a way to keep readers up to date…