the motivation for travel

  • Vermont Vacay/Workday
    March 5, 2020
    Dog-friendly, Travel, travel writing, writing
    The Plan: head to Vermont for the week with friends to ski/snowboard/relax/play games/NOT think...
  • Book of the Month: Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, by Lesley M. M. Blume
    August 26, 2018
    Yes, I judge books by their covers. If it has a dog on it,...
  • Book of the Month: Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market
    July 31, 2018
    Many books have the power to motivate. Reading a strong story with relatable characters...
  • Book of the Month: Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
    July 2, 2018
    Ready to dial it back to the 80s? Ready Player One doesn't just dabble...
  • Book of the Month: The Bookstore, by Deborah Meyler
    May 17, 2018
    So, April was a busy month; therefore, this post is a little late. While...
  • Book of the Month: The Time of my Life, by Cecelia Ahern
    March 29, 2018
    What would you do if you met your life? Would you want to hang...
  • And the Award Goes to...
    March 5, 2018
    Perseverance! Every year I watch the Academy awards and listen to all the speeches about...
  • Book of the Month: Fire-Starter, by Stephen King
    March 1, 2018
    It finally happened! After a long eight (or so) months, I've finally finished Fire-Starter!...
  • Book of the Month Goals
    February 6, 2018
    Welcome to February! How many resolutions are still in full swing? I like to...
  • How to Support the Movement Without Marching
    January 21, 2017
    Millions have gathered today to march in cities around the world to peacefully protest...
  • Write Your Novel in November
    November 1, 2016
    Editing, Novel writing, writing
    It's November! The month that some writers may love and others may fear. This...
  • Go Ahead--Judge this Book by its Cover
    October 8, 2016
    Novel writing, writing
    Because this cover is awesome! When it comes to books, the cover is one...
  • You Probably Think This Post is About You
    September 25, 2016
    Often I'm asked where I get ideas for a blog post, novel, screenplay, etc....
  • A note to the guy in the Friend Zone
    September 4, 2016
    While some may dread being dropped in the friend zone, it isn't the worst...
  • The 3 Stages of Editing
    August 12, 2016
    Editing, Novel writing, writing
    There are many ways to go about editing a piece of writing, and writers...
  • Let it Go: Dealing with a Mini Meltdown
    August 2, 2016
    Nothing starts a day off right like a mini meltdown. Thankfully, mine came in...
  • Going Off the Grid
    July 28, 2016
    Ah, the simple life. I've always dreamed of going off the grid, unplugging, living...
  • A Day in the Life of This Writer
    July 21, 2016
    Editing, Novel writing, writing
    For a writer working on a novel, a day off isn't necessarily a day...
  • When to Push Print? Editing on the Page vs. Screen
    June 21, 2016
    Novel writing, writing
    Now that my second novel is out of first draft status, it's time for...
  • The Pros and Cons of Collaboration
    May 9, 2016
    Working as part of a collaboration can be a blessing--with the right people--or a...