Last week just sucked. I mean it could have been worse. If you followed my WiM and Twitter posts last year you already know I had some emergent uterine issues. I definitely wasn’t expecting to still be dealing with it.  But here we are. I had written off this year […]

Writer in Motion 2021 Week 1: The Zero Draft


While reading like a writer, there are bound to be some spoilers. If you don’t want spoilers for the book The Orchid Throne, by Jeffe Kennedy you might not want to continue reading this series. I will mark spoilers clearly with⛔️. The 5 promises In the beginning of a story there are […]

Reading Like a Writer, week 3


While reading like a writer, there are bound to be some spoilers. If you don’t want spoilers for the book The Orchid Throne, by Jeffe Kennedy you might not want to continue reading this series. I will mark spoilers clearly with ⛔️. Who’s the protagonist? After reading the first few […]

Reading like a writer, week 2



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One would think I already have reading like a writer down. I was an English Literature major after all. But that was over 20 years ago. After graduation I swore I would never read books to dissect them again.Yeah. about that. My dreams of being an Author are forcing my […]

Reading like a writer


Writers talk about manuscript length in word count because it is a common unit across all formats. I never really had an answer for how long my book is when a non writer asked.

Word count for non-writers


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How do you create the sacred space you need in the smaller chunks you need? Creating a writing ritual will make what ever time you have more special and possibly more productive. A writing ritual is like inviting your muse on a romantic date instead of sitting in your cluttered mud room with day-old coffee.

Create a writing ritual to invite inspiration