Posted in July 2011

Don’t Over Analyze

In life, it so easy to over analyze–your writing, your life, everything really. So often I’m at a coffee shop, and what I really want is a cheese Danish.  The analytical part of me, however, is tabulating every crumb, every calorie I will consume in addition to the rest of the calories I’ll go on to … Continue reading

Interview & Excerpt With Author Courtney Cole

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Courtney Cole, author of the YA Bloodstone Saga: Every Last Kiss & Fated, and the novel Princess.  Here’s a little glimpse into the writing life of Courtney Cole: 1.  What time of day do you like to write?  Morning.  My brain is definitely best in the morning.  Although, I’ve been … Continue reading

Win a free copy of Waiting On Hope

 I’m giving away a free copy of Waiting On Hope (the ebook) in any format you wish.  I will give away the free ebook next Friday 7/29.  To enter to win, you just need to leave a comment below so that I know you’re interested. In case you haven’t read the blurb or excerpt  yet, … Continue reading

Funny Reviews

I was lurking on the Kindle Boards and found this book review, which I just had to share with you.  Hope you like it.

Using The Active Voice

Most writers know that writing in the active voice is preferrable to passive.  In fact, it can make the difference between writing like an amateur and a professional.  Today, I’m going to give a very brief rundown about passive versus active and tips on how to ensure your writing stays in the active voice. Constructing sentences … Continue reading


Today I read an amazing post by author Cheryl Shireman on Victorine Writes’s blog.  I recommend everyone read it, especially if you are a parent. Her post was simply inspiring.  It reminded me (as so many of us often need reminding) about what is most important in life, of what, at the end of the day, matters … Continue reading