AI Writing

This week I decided to play in the open source AI platforms to see what kinds of answers are generated and what it can really do. Many business people are using this kind of AI to write marketing headlines, newsletters, and marketing materials. My experience following other people using CHATGPT vary from people using thisContinue reading “AI Writing”

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th should be filled with all kinds of stories that go against the rules of what is normal. Oddly, I’ve found this day to be lucky unlike the superstitions. Maybe it’s a casino or lottery ticket day. Then, I remember it’s a Christmas make-up day tomorrow for my brother, his wife, and myContinue reading “Friday the 13th”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

During this winter blast my husband and I managed to make it to a few family holiday celebrations for appetizers, a brunch, and several sweet treats. Somehow I managed to keep my plates small and my stomach not feeling as bloated. However, the mix of dairy make the tummy rumble a few times but itContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”

NaNoWriMo Month

How is everybody doing out there during the month of NaNoWriMo? Mine is off to a slow start and I’ve been taking a much needed break because of all the events that I’ve been involved in this year. During my quiet week I had one of those moments when you’re driving in your car andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Month”

Day #1 of NaNoWriMo

There’s an hour before the first day of NaNoWriMo is over and I’m busy typing away because I didn’t want to miss getting in some writing. Yes, I’m counting blogging as writing because it’s what I can do at the moment. My fingers are sticky and stinging because I had some hot glue misses. I’veContinue reading “Day #1 of NaNoWriMo”

Summary Day

As a writer, I hope that you’ve read a few books of your own. When we’re in a bookstore, what’s one of the first things we do? We look at the cover and then turn over to the back summary. I know this might push your limits but this what we’re going to do today.Continue reading “Summary Day”

Day 3: Research Repeat

Now that you’ve chosen your story, it’s time for a little research. Gather the information you need to start writing your story. The difference in this challenge is that you’re only getting today to do it. You get one day to look up towns, cities, character information, historical facts, or fantasy ideas. Today is allContinue reading “Day 3: Research Repeat”

Day 2: Choose Your Book

The great thing about monthly challenges is that you are given a specific about of time to complete your goal. I don’t know about you but one of the reasons I started doing challenges each month was to keep myself on track. If I don’t have a deadline or specific timeframe, I tend to wanderContinue reading “Day 2: Choose Your Book”

Preptober Begins: Day #1

The first day of October is here and the goal of this month is to get your novel ready for NaNoWriMo, the month where writers all over the world try to reach 50,000 words by the end of the month. Having taken classes from other writers with the same goal of writing a book inContinue reading “Preptober Begins: Day #1”

Weekend Events

This weekend was full of music at the Loud On Lake Street Outdoor Music Festival on Saturday. Our booth The Art Shoppe was a little close to the music speakers but it kept us moving and awake from 11 – 4:30 pm. I was with 3 other artists and we got a front row seatContinue reading “Weekend Events”

All Seasons

I’m up here in the extremes this week. Minnesota went from upper 90s to low 70s and I had to turn off my air yesterday. The sudden cool off felt like I stepped into fall a month too early and I had goose bumps walking around downtown. How can we go from melted pancakes onContinue reading “All Seasons”

Writing Prompt Share

The evening sun was setting and soft music played in the background as Fran immersed herself into the world of a new book. Tucked away in the small nook of her favorite bookstore, she never noticed the last motion sensor light going off and the front doors locking. She was too busy fighting new beastlyContinue reading “Writing Prompt Share”