Increasing Writerly Decisiveness

So much of the time, we wring our hands that we don’t know what to do about our problems, writing problems included. But fascinatingly, we do know what to do in many cases. We just don’t like the answers! I’m sometimes guilty of this. Maybe my options are not tidy or clear-cut, which makes me […]

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4 Resolves Inspired by Ray Bradbury

Last year I took on an overarching theme as my resolve for my personal and writing life: to become more congruent. I had never gone this route of approaching my goals thematically more than specifically and loved doing it. For 2015, my thematic goal is…CONTENTMENT. I want to be more content both personally and as a writer, […]

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10 Ways Creative Writing Can Empower Your Entire Life

Today I’m marveling a bit about how many spill-over effects writing has had on my entire life, and how pervasively it has benefited me as a fumbling human. Creative writing has been part of my life in some form or another since I was little, though I was mostly dabbling in it or journaling. When […]

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The Productive Author App of the Week: Writer’s Studio

This week’s app of the week is Writer’s Studio by miSoft Studios. This fun tool allows writers and authors to create personal interactive stories on an iOS mobile device by adding animation, music, narration, and other visual elements. While you cannot use this to create rich media stories for sale, but you can use this to […]

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8 Cyber Monday Deals for Writers and Authors

Cyber Monday is much preferred to the mayhem of Black Friday. Though both seem to be losing some of their retail impact, here are some Cyber Monday thrills for writers and authors! Keep in mind, these deals are typically offered in limited quantities, so they may sell out. 1. The Productive Author’s HOW TO DICTATE […]

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13 Advantages to Dictating Your Writing

I began looking into dictation for several reasons. Like many people, I have experienced back problems which make it hard to sit at a computer and write all day. I’ve also had trouble keeping weight off since becoming a full-time writer. There, said it! You might relate to these reasons or have some of your […]

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My Writing Panelist Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

Participating as a panelist at the SLC Comic Con Fan Experience (FanX) 2014 earlier this spring was a blast, as was speaking at Fantasy Con 2014 mid-summer. Now the geekery continues with the autumnal Salt Lake Comic Con 2014, at which I’ll also be a panelist. Basically, Utah creates enough demand to justify a nerd conference once a […]

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My Schedule for FantasyCon 2014 in SLC – #JoinTheAdventure

I have the opportunity to be a panelist at next week’s FantasyCon 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Naturally, I’m so excited!! My panel centers around my travel and research for HULDUSNOOPS, a middle grade fantasy and mystery series about the Icelandic Huldufólk or “Hidden People” many Icelanders believe in to this day. The first book in the […]

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My Top 10 Songs About Writing – #ToWriteTo

My iPod includes several songs which are either directly or indirectly about writing. For whatever reason, they inspire me to keep going with my writing projects. Here’s my list, in hopes that you’ll add yours in the comments. I need some new tunes! 1. Open Book by Cake – While I realize this is a song […]

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