Month: January 2016

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 01/29/16

Library Haul & Reading List 01/29/16

I haven’t had much time to read this week. I’ve been spending most of my free time getting this website ready for “prime time.” I’ve added a newsletter, a shiny new homepage, and what I hope is a better presentation of my social media feeds. Also, if you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, …

Threads of the Moirae Series

Broken Fate ARC Giveaway!

Hey, everybody! Starting today (January 27, 2016) through February 17, 2016 you can enter my GoodReads giveaway to win an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Broken Fate! If the widget below isn’t working for you, you can enter here. GoodReads will choose one winner on/around February 17 and my publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, will mail …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Momentum (AKA, Keep Your Little Ball Rolling)

Momentum

Momentum is one of those things that writers need but which is difficult to generate and keep going. If you remember your science classes from high school, you probably remember that once an object achieves forward momentum, that momentum will only stop if an outside force (such as friction, gravity, or another object) acts upon …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Library Haul and Reading List 01/22/16

Library Haul and Reading List 01/22/16

Winter is here. After a December of spring-like days, we’re now paying for it with cold, gray days filled with rain and ice. Yippee. Time to hibernate with some toast and hot cocoa and read. The library is back open for a while, so I was able to lay in some cold weather reading. In …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Ideas

Many writers, myself included, are frequently asked where we get our ideas. “I’d write, but I just can’t come up with anything,” is a common refrain we hear from non-writers. Getting ideas isn’t as difficult or mystical as many make it out to be. It’s not a matter of being struck by lightning or having …