Through my local chapter of Romance Writers of America, I had the opportunity to listen to Georgie Lee, an author of many books and in general a wonderful person. Her topic was If Life Sucks But You Still Have a Deadline. I am not going to recreate her talk here because I hope all of you will look for opportunities to listen to Georgie yourself. It’s worth the time and effort to find her and listen. (Although her web page hasn’t updated her workshop schedule since 2018, a note to her will probably give you current information)
Continue reading “Tough Times”
The older I get, the more muscle tone I lose. At the same time, my memory is like a steel trap, rusted shut. And I absolutely have a limited amount of time to get my books and stories written. So you would think, wouldn’t you, that I would make healthy living a top priority. Totally the sane way to go during my sunset years. Continue reading “Flabby Body, Flabby Brain”
We are not talking about what you eat here. I’m talking about how. Those people are out there that forget to eat for a whole day. Food is not their focus, not their reason for living, and not the least the one thing they plan out every morning. Thin eaters are living their lives and eating to live. Fat eaters are eating their lives and living to eat. Often, those meals are not as satisfying as you would think. Continue reading “Are You a Thin Eater or a Fat Eater?”
y sincere wish is that each of you (will enjoy) Thanksgiving but not overdo or treat yourself too rigidly. It’s only one meal. The rest of the holiday season is going to be much the same. And not only do you need to budget your money, you need to budget your time. You are only one person. Be careful and thrifty. Know when to say no. Continue reading “Healthy Holidays”
An advantage to Facebook and Scribophile is the ability to play weird games that would be much less fun face to face. Imagine getting out lists of silly words, one for each letter of the alphabet and one for each month of the year, and having your friends at a party tell you what their porn star name would be, based on the month they were born and the first letter of their last name. Not enough alcohol in the world to make that funny.
Continue reading “Games to Play With Books”
For many years now, science has linked gum disease and infections to heart disease and other illnesses. We are more and more coming to see our bodies as one whole system. Like a well-written story, everything works together. Blood circulates throughout the entire system and can carry health or illness with it. Continue reading “Dental Denial”
Every month I chat with an up and coming writer, to share ideas with him or her, and to chat about the writing process. This month, Bren Kyveli took the time to answer a few questions.
Continue reading “Introducing Bren Kyveli”
Romance Writers of America is one of the places that shines for sharing what works for authors. Every meeting and 100 time more at conventions, I am blown away by the level of open sharing and caring that the organization puts forth. Continue reading “Best Practices for Authors”
Hanging out in online writing groups has one amazing benefit. I’ve met so many talented writers who are, like me, just getting off the ground. On the second Sunday of every month, I’m going to let you meet one of these hidden gems. Continue reading “Introducing Anna W. Aden”
At RWA 2016 (That’s author code for the national convention of Romance Writers of America this year) I enjoyed listening to Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords in 2008. This amazing man has had his problems, certainly, but I learned a bunch from his speech. Continue reading “Pre-Order Your Books Now”