Nov-Ember Writing Spark: A Challenge to Fire Up Your Writing Goals

I don’t know about you, my friends, but I lacked motivation and inspiration to write during the last year and a half. I had the time (plenty of it), and yet my creativity seemed burnt out. Then an unexpected trip to a local park a few weeks ago inspired me to write two new chaptersContinue reading “Nov-Ember Writing Spark: A Challenge to Fire Up Your Writing Goals”

Queen Jennifer and Me: A Personal Reaction to SIX THE MUSICAL

Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr – all Queens whose lives have been retold and reshaped to suit history’s story. Were my sister Jen (a history buff and lifelong feminist) alive today, she’d be none too pleased with how little I knew of these Queens beforeContinue reading “Queen Jennifer and Me: A Personal Reaction to SIX THE MUSICAL”

Week 7 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer

We did it, my friends! We reached the completion of this inaugural 7-week writing challenge!!!!!! Though the challenge has come to its end, keep up the momentum. Perhaps you discovered a new genre you’d like to pursue further. Maybe you started a new story that’s taking you to unexpected places. If you need to goContinue reading “Week 7 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer”

Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021

My mother is resiliency personified. Strength, determination, and the embodiment of “keep moving forward”. She’s known grief I’ve never had to endure; losing her father, stepfather, and mother all by the time she was 32 and then burying her eldest child a few years ago. Through all of her 60+ years, my mom keeps movingContinue reading “Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021”

Unshelve the Writer: Week 2 Check-In

Week Two – Character & Dialogue Fun fact – I love reality TV baking challenges! I can’t bake to save my life, but am so impressed (and slightly jealous) of those who can. Bakers create stunning artwork with their culinary skills, even when thrown a “twist” in the midst of the challenge. Since this isContinue reading “Unshelve the Writer: Week 2 Check-In”

Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer

We did it my friends! We completed the initial week of our seven week challenge. I struggled to be honest. Wrote bits and pieces, volleying between journaling and poetry until I settled back into the comforting embrace of fantasy. Whether you wrote 500, 1000, or 100 words, be proud of what you accomplished! (If youContinue reading “Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer”