On Story Creation: How?

Alright, technically that title should be “On Plot Creation: How do you create yours” but too many words in a title is just, well, too much. On to the topic: As I was mulling over an idea in my head recently, I raked it over the usual coals. For me, whenever an idea for a […]

Let’s Just Skip That Part

Reading some things last night I realized a trend.  Not every time, but sometimes when I read, I lose interest in the details and just skip to the parts that tell me the gist of what is being said or what is going on. Why do I lose interest in things and skip them: They […]

Analyzing the Analysis

I discovered today that Day 26 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge – which was actually yesterday- was to write about your worst habit.  Had to think on that one for a moment.  I considered many habits such as my long term relationship with procrastination.  As I pondered the options, I asked myself the pertinent […]

Those Neighbors…. Always Watching

Alright, seriously, I didn’t come up with this idea by myself.  I was venturing through my reader and found another post from a fellow blogger.  This blogger is engaged in a Writing Challenge and is on Day 25.  I don’t know what Writing Challenge it is, just what this person posts as the day’s instructions. […]

Lie To Me

I found this meme on my newsfeed on Facebook and it made me smile.  I smiled because I feel the opposite of the intent of this meme.  It doesn’t bother me one bit when people lie to me.  My pet peeve, however, are bad liars.  I hate being lied to when the person either has […]

Love

Love is a vicious motivator. The Bible, specifically Corinthians 13: 4-7, would have you believe Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does […]

Reality Rarely Makes Good Stories

As I was contemplating a plot of a new book I am just beginning to write, I had to once again ask myself – how will this end?  I am a pantser when it comes to writing, however, I do require an ending to the story to already be planned out because it helps guide […]

Warning: Not For the Resistant

I have a lot of friends on Facebook who are constantly posting inspirational quotes about not caring what others think, about how to be happy, about how to live life to the fullest and about how to stand up for yourself – how to stop letting others take advantage of you. The truth is – […]

Be Noticed

The ability to stand out is a gift.  Even greater is knowing you have the ability and natural tendency to stand out.  Neither, however, compares to the knowledge of knowing when to stand out and when to sit down, shut up and pray to your maker that no one takes notice of your presence.

Neat Freaks Make the World a Messier Place

I know, I know, there are a lot of you neatnics out there.  I am not among your ranks.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to have everything in its place – that place is just usually in whatever stack or under whatever stack or pushed beside whatever stack of other things where I left […]