FYF ~ Chapters 22: It’s Right There! #FYFLove #audiobook #dreams

I was like the song… Closer to My Dreams   The day I married myself: Together we will only attract gentle life lessons, gentle people and gentle experiences that add to our life not drain us. Together we will continue to work at setting boundaries for the person you are today. We are truly one… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 22: It’s Right There! #FYFLove #audiobook #dreams

What makes life worthwhile?

"I'm always trying to write about the most important things that people do. The places in their lives where they feel the greatest stress, the places where they feel the greatest passion and how they deal with those things and how they survive them and make their lives go on. Being in love with somebody… Continue reading What makes life worthwhile?

Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent

Dear Agent; So it has been too many days since I have come to the page. I have hidden. I have procrastinated. I have run. I have been embarrassed to face you because honestly, I haven’t known what to say to you. They say, “just show up!” JUST SHOW UP and the creativity will just… Continue reading Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent

Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Dear Agent; Feel everything. Give it all away. Put everything you have into your story. Go there… really go there! Remember what it felt like to scrape your knee at five years old? When we believed it was the end of the world. We convinced ourselves that there is no greater pain than the alcohol or… Continue reading Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Day 90 : READ The Guidelines! #dearagent #wewrite

Day 17 of Agent Search: Dear Agent;   READ THE GUIDELINES! PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR A REASON! As a writer who works hard to see her work published in the world, I have a new found respect for the validity of those words and those who read MY WORK. Read the guidelines. When the… Continue reading Day 90 : READ The Guidelines! #dearagent #wewrite

Day 77: Show Up Every Day! #wewrite

This is the last of my writing mantras... SHOWING UP everyday is truly the hardest and most important part of the writing process. Its about showing up even when we aren't inspired. Showing up when the writing sucks. Showing up when we have nothing to say. Its about sitting in front of the blank screen/page and… Continue reading Day 77: Show Up Every Day! #wewrite

Day 76: What Would My Character Do? #wewrite

#16 Writing Mantra: What would my character do in this situation? One of the most important things we must do in the creative process is get out of the way. We must get out of our own way! We must get out of our characters way! I am constantly reminding myself that this is not… Continue reading Day 76: What Would My Character Do? #wewrite

Day 75: It’s Fiction! Pose A Question… Don’t Give It Away! #wewrite

I have always wanted to write fiction. After picking up my first historical fiction novel, Isabel Allende's, The House of the Spirits I knew that I wanted to create worlds that celebrated the stories I never read in primary or secondary school. It wasn't until I attended university that I began to see a world… Continue reading Day 75: It’s Fiction! Pose A Question… Don’t Give It Away! #wewrite

Day 74: Move The Story Along! #wewrite

#14 Writing Mantra: Move the story along. The story keeps moving. One event leads to the next. What are the things (moments/experiences) that must happen in order to move the story along? Writing Prompts: (1) The scene I am working on is building up to… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every… Continue reading Day 74: Move The Story Along! #wewrite

Day 73: What Is At Stake? #wewrite

#13 Writing Challenge: What is at stake? What is my character willing to do to have what she wants? Raising the stakes requires endurance, risks, obstacles and challenges. What will our characters go up against? Writing Prompts: (1) How far will my character go… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every question… Continue reading Day 73: What Is At Stake? #wewrite