No matter what I hear about the evils of social media, I enjoy participating in it. I have made online friends, who I know have grown to care about me, as I have grown to care about them. And I want you to know, every time a Facebook[…]

Author Seth Godin defines the words “cutting edge.” Here, Clear Prose Communications offers up some of his best advice for authors today: http://www.clearprose.com/seth-godin-book-publishing/

Have you ever wished you had 51 mind-blowing resources right at your fingertips? Well, now you do. Thank you to Bryan Hutchinson at www.positivewriter.com for this. Click on the title of this post above and it will take you to the link.   http://positivewriter.com/51-writing-resources/

I walked up to the “new fiction” section of my local book store and picked up an intriguing book with an orange cover. I rubbed my thumbs the textured paper. It felt good under my fingers. The illustration of the small town with the stone chapel drew me in.  I[…]

Have you ever heard the theory of the butterfly effect? The theory holds that one flap of a butterfly’s wing can be one link in a chain of events that results in a hurricane a year later. Of course, there is no way to prove this takes place,[…]

I recently (like the day before yesterday) finally put up a Facebook page designed strictly for those who want to follow my writing path. I just never understood why a Facebook page would matter, or would help me launch my book(s). I mean, what does it matter that[…]

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book? Chicken Soup for the Soul, a series of books started by Jack Canfield, now includes over 250 titles and has sold more than 110 million copies in the US and Canada alone. It’s been translated into 43[…]

One of the themes of my memoir is codependency. If you read my book (when it is published, of course), you will notice that I seem to flit from one relationship to the next. It started when I was fifteen-years-old. I met a guy who was five years[…]

  Stopping the Cycle of Generational Alcoholism I was disgusted with my parents’ alcoholism. So this is how I handled it; I took drugs instead. It made total sense to me at the time. Drugs were clean. I could hide them more easily than my mother’s 5th of[…]

I hear ya… As I am working on my memoir, I have had to ask myself a very serious question. What theme threads run through the tapestry of my life? Have I experienced things that I’ve learned from? How can this help my readers in some way? “It[…]