HELP! I Have an Overactive Imagination and (sometimes) I’m Afraid to Use it!

I remember once when I was sitting at home with my oldest son, (he was eight at the time), and he snapped at me, "Why do you keep laughing?" We were supposed to be enjoying silent reading time, or perhaps I was enjoying it a little too much because I couldn't stop laughing out loud … Continue reading HELP! I Have an Overactive Imagination and (sometimes) I’m Afraid to Use it!

Virtual Conventions 2020

In the past, I've attended a lot of conventions, but for whatever reason I didn't write much about them on my blog. Anyway, due to COVID-19's global impact, a lot of online conventions have been popping up around the world. Invited by A.M. Justice (thank you!) and launched by Virginia McClain (thank you!), I'm pleased … Continue reading Virtual Conventions 2020

The Query’s the Thing!

In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character of the eponymous title states “the play’s the thing” in order to bring to light the truth about his father’s murder. Well, the query’s the thing for writers to grab the attention of an editor or agent! When querying, the first few pages are key! Writers often … Continue reading The Query’s the Thing!

Flash Fiction Fridays. KABOOM!

Flash Fiction is a type of story with extreme brevity -- no more than 1000 words. I invite you to study this photograph, write a 1000 word story (or less -- at least 100) to go along with it or inspired by it. Have fun and happy writing!  I look forward to reading some fabulous … Continue reading Flash Fiction Fridays. KABOOM!

Priceless Lessons From Rejection

So, I've been wondering what it would be like to write incredibly short stories and how it could possibly help me to become a better writer. And believe it or not, rejection, which is often perceived as a negative thing has been one of the best events that has happened to me as a writer. … Continue reading Priceless Lessons From Rejection