It’s All About Love

The weekend is still spilling over into this week. Yesterday, I shared some of my weekend experience with everyone while I attended a family wedding. Let’s keep thoughts of love rolling for all those romance writers out there, or those who need work on those chapters. Writing romance doesn’t have to be all about steamingContinue reading “It’s All About Love”

Write A Scene Today

Standing on the edge of the rocks, their meeting place, she couldn’t tell the stars in the night sky from the earth. Both were mirrors of each other. The light from the moon flickered like a faulty nightlight. Her warm breath pushed out one small cloud when it hit the cold fall night. The hairsContinue reading “Write A Scene Today”

The Pen and Paintbrush

This weekend’s show was a mix of new faces, family, and fellow creatives. I have to begin with a “Thank you!” To all those who stopped by the The Art Shoppe in Midtown Global Market this weekend! The waves of people visiting all happened so quickly. There was a flurry of showing new pieces andContinue reading “The Pen and Paintbrush”

Celebrating Independence

I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence yesterday!  I have to say that I’m thankful to live in a place where I can express myself through art and writing freely.  I’m grateful to have a roof over my head, and to never lack for food.  Being a foodie, maybe I indulge a little much.  There’s aContinue reading “Celebrating Independence”

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Many Minnesotans are headed to their cabin at the lake to enjoy a long weekend. A procession of boat parades, hours of activities on the water, and nights by the campfire will be in full force as we reach melting temperatures again. Those who decide to stay in the cityContinue reading “Happy 4th of July!”

Finding Your Prompt

When you’re having writer’s block or under a deadline, do you have encouraging phrases to help get yourself started? I had to laugh at myself before I sat down to write because one of my phrases is, “Let it fly.” I’ve heard this from other speakers, or similar wording by other entrepreneurs in their bookContinue reading “Finding Your Prompt”

Trusting Your Talent

My body and mind are still recovering this morning from my walk into a fantasy world this weekend filled with dragons and fairy houses as I get ready for my featured artist spot in July and August. Newspapers littered the floor as I set out my sculpting tools and trimmed my nails so that IContinue reading “Trusting Your Talent”

Deadlines and Roses

Deadlines and roses. My creative life is like planting a dozen rose bushes. I set deadlines or thorns for myself and sometimes the growing pains of getting there hurts. My gray matter is squeezed like a sponge over the dry ground around me. I soak up some more ideas and actions feel slow, they barelyContinue reading “Deadlines and Roses”

The Little Editor Who Could

I finished my last round of editing for my two authors last night before our next meeting this weekend and I need to point out the benefits and limits of spell check. The one button on Micro Soft Word that helps authors catch typos improves our writing as we work through our novels, and hasContinue reading “The Little Editor Who Could”

What’s On Your Billboard?

I’m an avid YouTube follower of Creators who create content of writing, art, and food. Last night I dozed off in the air conditioning after a long day and I woke up to #7Figuresquad in my suggested videos. Curiosity got the best of me and I’m always looking to brush up my skills. Running myContinue reading “What’s On Your Billboard?”

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday is finally here and my post for today is dedicated to the mother’s in my life.  First is the woman who cared enough about my life to choose to give birth to me, and second is the woman who choose to become my mother through adoption.  Both women were needed to give birth toContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

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”