Female Writers

This week is supposed to be full of green and four leaf clovers but the storm that dropped feet of snow in Colorado paid us a visit a day later in Minnesota. Temperatures dropped again and the snow fell late into the night. How am I supposed to find my pot of gold with snowContinue reading “Female Writers”

Character Development

Happy Friday!  I hope you were a good student and did your homework yesterday.  I spent hours working on my character profiles and flushing out their back stories.  More importantly, I spent time on asking why questions.  This exercise was inspired by Shaelin at Reedsy or  https://youtu.be/PqKxLx3As28.  If you didn’t have time, or become aContinue reading “Character Development”

American Memories

Walking around in public places these days we are witness to all kinds of things. Sometimes, we encounter lunacy, joy, and ignorance. Being able to go to a social place, like the Mall of America, we meet people from all over the world but there’s always those few who will choose ignorance and hate. ThereContinue reading “American Memories”

Character Sheets

The keys are flying as I pour out all the thoughts I have about my characters, even if I wrote it before. This time there are flashes of colors, scents, and more ambitions. Exercising my own advice, my character sheets are growing. Doing this process over again has shed some blocks and confusion that IContinue reading “Character Sheets”

Character Sunshine

Characters are one shade of light in a dark room. – Daniel Greene Back to the grind.  The warm up in the Midwest must be affecting my brain like the rest of Minnesota.  Everyone is outside walking their pets.  I even saw one person carrying their cat who meowed the whole time but that’s anotherContinue reading “Character Sunshine”

Sunday Inspiration

Creating this blog is one of the best things I’ve done for my writing. The prompts and exercises that I share and use help develop a better story. Somehow, my wandering squirrel brain remembers where the nuts are buried, or at least provided a map to crafted the story we all dream of writing. Month-by-month,Continue reading “Sunday Inspiration”

Tedx Talks with Claudia Casper

Friday is here and what better way to procrastinate into the weekend than with watching more videos. No this isn’t a cat video – not that I have a playlist of them :). If your going to waste time avoiding writing, then do it write by following other writers or spend it learning something new.Continue reading “Tedx Talks with Claudia Casper”

Pinning Day!

Over the months, I’ve created several writing prompts and shared resources but there’s one I haven’t covered – Pinterest. Many of us use storyboards for characters and setting references and this social media spot is the natural place to pin, post and share your ideas. Not to mention, every story board is saved in oneContinue reading “Pinning Day!”

Hump Day!

Hump day is here! What a perfect day to go looking for our own whale. I’m talking about finding the story that makes waves in the publishing world. Specifically, the focus is on #2 from Writer’s Digest, How to Choose a Story to Write by Courtney Carpenter. You can find the link for the fullContinue reading “Hump Day!”

Tofu Tuesday!

The image of yesterday’s Green Onion may have left a strong sense of smell and 50 shades of green. Chopping potent words during edits can leave your eyes filled with tears. Images that create instant reactions from our senses are easy to type but what about subtle moments? How are you going to have lipsContinue reading “Tofu Tuesday!”