Writing: How I’ve Missed It!

Writing: How I’ve Missed It!

I haven’t talked much about writing lately. In fact, I didn’t even bother with a writing wrap-up or forecast to start 2016. However, writing has been on my mind a lot recently, and I’ve even made some progress. When we moved to Alexandria last...
Pinterest for Writing

Pinterest for Writing

Like everyone else, I use Pinterest for collecting recipes, decorating ideas, craft projects and other ambitious Martha Stewart-y ideals I’ll never live up to in this lifetime. But I’ve also been using it to brainstorm and collect story ideas. Note: My...
Free Supplemental Courses for Writing (Coursera)

Free Supplemental Courses for Writing (Coursera)

In the past few years, MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) have become increasingly popular. You can now find these free courses online in almost any discipline from personal finance to guitar lessons to computer programming to advanced physics. Well-respected...
Checking in Mid-Year

Checking in Mid-Year

It’s mid-July, which means we’re also more than halfway through 2015. I thought I’d use this week’s post to look back at my 2015 kickoff posts to see what plans I had in January and where I am in relation to them. Are they still plans I want to...
Online Course Review – How to Write a Great Novel

Online Course Review – How to Write a Great Novel

Most of the Groupons that come through my inbox are for food I don’t need to eat or for services I didn’t know I needed. So I was surprised when I saw a novel writing class offered (at a hefty 94% discount, no less!) and decided for the price, I’d...
Four Tips for Writing Book Reviews

Four Tips for Writing Book Reviews

Everyone who reviews books does so differently, but these are the things I find helpful when I’m reading reviews to decide whether or not I want to pick up a book. I also try to include a lot of the information below in my reviews on Goodreads or the rare review...