The Journey IS the Story

I wrote this break down of how to find the real story of our novels in Writers Fun Zone. Check it out! New Class! How telling your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow. Sign up for the 8 class teachable course now. Contact me to participate in the 8 week interactive class via email starting … Continue reading The Journey IS the Story

How to Build A Fantasy World

How do you build a whole world? Lord of the Rings, Disc World, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale — These fantasy series are as much about their world as they are about the characters and story. Done right, the world itself becomes reason enough to read the book. That is why world building is important and daunting. Readers love … Continue reading How to Build A Fantasy World

Buy it, or just describe it?

Souvenir.  The impulse to buy something to remember an experience. Or the impulse to buy something because in the moment, that keychain, purse or rock, seems like an excellent idea. Or the impulse to buy what everyone else is buying. Or impulse triggered by abundance – a market filled with painted pottery, a store packed with … Continue reading Buy it, or just describe it?

Where to Write?

Where to Journal – an adventure I drag my journal everywhere.  I like cafes, I like home, I like parks.  Enough about me. Where do you like to journal?  Where and when are important questions to ask and once discovered, important spaces to protect? If you don’t yet have the “perfect” journaling space, spend some … Continue reading Where to Write?

Thoughts – Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home

I just finished reading Natalie Goldberg’s latest book Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home (released in June 2018).  Loved it.  I love all her books so this isn’t really a serious review because I’m a fangirl, I love Goldberg’s work, and I use her advice for both my teaching and my own writing.   … Continue reading Thoughts – Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home

Take Your Nap Here

“The most underrated creative hack is sleep.” Srinivas Rao – An Audience of One Sleep is still a contested activity. Often enough, sleep is viewed as wasted time, unproductive, a sure sign of sloth and laziness. When I looked up the benefits of a nap  I was immediately assaulted by a pop-up ad for Starbucks Double … Continue reading Take Your Nap Here