ReWrite Day!

If you haven’t noticed by now, this week the theme is creativity. I introduced Austin Kleon who is known for blacking out words in Newspapers until they have a statement of words together that make us smile, and I shared Dan Brown’s source of inspiration for his thrillers – it’s all about the research. CreativityContinue reading “ReWrite Day!”

MasterClass Day with Dan Brown: Research Day!

According to Dan Brown, research is creating another pillar for your story because it creates the world of your characters. Learning from authors like Dan help us understand the entire process of writing, publishing, and sharing. He’s built a trusted system that brought him into the Best Sellers list and created stories that millions addContinue reading “MasterClass Day with Dan Brown: Research Day!”

Show Your Work with Austin Kleon

Following other creatives over the weekend, I came across artist and writer, Austin Kleon. He is known for his book, Show Your Work. I continued with a download of his book and watching different interviews and presentations. Today, I wanted to focus on his speech at SXSW, a gathering place for creatives and innovators, fromContinue reading “Show Your Work with Austin Kleon”

Beginner’s Luck

April showers bring cloudy days to Minnesota this week.  No one in this State who’s been here for more than a year blinks when we get more than one season in a day as we transition.  In the past few weeks, there’s been days that started sunny, turned cold, and went from drizzle to snowContinue reading “Beginner’s Luck”

New Release In Waiting Again

Remember how I said I was on a roll last week? I went a little overboard with creating resource journals. Well, I did it again over the weekend. I’ve been working on a recipe journal for food lovers. My favorite Recipes went into waiting on Amazon. Any foodies who followed my tasty finds and crockContinue reading “New Release In Waiting Again”

Publishing Day is Here!

Publishing Day is here! Someone must have been listening or reading my article because my Writer’s Journal 30 Day Prompts, Notes, and More and Gardening Journal are now available! I’m published again! You can’t see me but I’m doing the victory dance because 2 years ago getting a sentence on a page was a struggle.Continue reading “Publishing Day is Here!”

Hurry Up and Wait After Publishing!

The week is winding down and I can’t wait for Friday. I’ve put myself on a several fast deadlines these past few months to get my Journal and Notebook creating but out of my system. Sometimes, the process of getting a book to the finish line is hurry, rush, edit, and edit again, and thenContinue reading “Hurry Up and Wait After Publishing!”

Finding a Book Cover

Everything is so Minnesota today. We went from 70 to 30s today and the first thing I saw when I walked outside were snowflakes. You read that right, snow flurries on Monday. Yuck! I took my morning walk to get the blood flowing and I started to think about my to-do list. I realized IContinue reading “Finding a Book Cover”

Late Night Publishing! Get Published!

I had a late night dance this weekend and good thing no one saw me do my victory dance! I do it better than any football player getting a Hail Mary touchdown. I’m exhausted but I still have a smile on my face because I hit the publish button. I published 2, not just 1Continue reading “Late Night Publishing! Get Published!”

Ideas for Promoting Your Book

Over the past few months, the designer in me went crazy.  Instead of creating one journal, I created a few more.  My normal breaks from writing turned into a funnel of resource journals for writers, gardeners, and food lovers.  I’m in love with art, design, and writing down your thoughts no matter what your passionContinue reading “Ideas for Promoting Your Book”

New Book Cover Update

I hope everyone had time to take part in the writing prompt from yesterday!  Yes, I’m still finalizing and proofing my newest book project. The good news is that I’m at the very end stage before the New Release is available and my excitement is growing. Part of the finalization process includes a request forContinue reading “New Book Cover Update”