Today, I have a book celebration for you guys that I am actually pretty excited about: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. One of my really good friends recommended this book to me back in the fall. "What's it about?" I asked her. "Basically, it's about how we talk ourselves out of our dreams … Continue reading BOOK CELEBRATION: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, an opportunity arises that you just can't pass up. The opportunity in this instance was a visit from Margaret Atwood, award-winning author of bestsellers such as The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, and many others to date. I personally have not read any of Ms. Atwood's work, nor have I watched … Continue reading Author Talk: Margaret Atwood
Week three has already come and gone. The prompt for this week's challenge was: "A retelling of a fairy tale." I thought about going the conventional route and doing Cinderella or Snow White. But, since those have already been done several times, I decided to look into a lesser-known fairy tale. First, I considered re-working "The Golden … Continue reading Short Story Challenge: Week 3
Have you all set a New Year's Resolution or Intention about your writing this year? My 2016 Intention is to judge my success by how much fun I'm having. I realized that in a lot of areas in my life, writing included, I was just trying entirely too hard and often found that I … Continue reading Writing Prompts – Short Story Challenge 2016
Have you all seen this video before? I've read a couple of pieces about this "Gap" theory, but this is the first time I have actually seen it presented like this. I feel like it's made an entirely new impact on me! I remember talking with my writing group about this same frustration about a … Continue reading Dose of Inspiration: “The Gap”
Welcome to the beginning stages of my new pet project! I spend a lot of time reading and scouring the internet for inspiration, so starting a blog is something that's been incubating in my imagination for the past year or so. I've struggled a little with the direction, but I think I finally have it. Here's what … Continue reading Welcome, friends!