Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Netflix-ify Your Reading Library

I am writing for WOW! Women on Writing's blog, The Muffin. Below is a snippet of my most recent post.

Netflix-ify Your Reading Library

Netflix offers a monthly subscription service for TV shows and movies, and Spotify offers the same for music, so it's only natural that a monthly subscription service for book exists, too. In fact, there are three subscription book services vying for your attention.

Click here for the rest of the post.

Monday, July 28, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part XI

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. For the past few days, I have posted the titles, teasers, and links to these posts. This is nearly the last one, thankfully, because these titles are really challenging my Roman numerals skills ;-)


Why The Kenyon Review Novel Workshop Is THE Workshop for Emerging Novelists from 7/7/14

I am pleased and privileged to announce that I was one of nine participants selected to attend The Kenyon Review’s Novel Workshop at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. From June 27 to July 3, I worked with two high-quality writing instructors, Nancy Zafris and Man Martin, and eight other dedicated participants, to improve my novel-in-progress....


Sunday, July 27, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part X

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


A New Look at the Old Adage: Show, Don't Tell from 6/8/14

I know you have heard this before, and not just once, but a million times: show, don't tell. But when you are writing fiction (or another creative genre), it is a good practice to SHOW the scene and the action to evoke emotion; don’t just TELL about it. I want to re-explore this common writing “rule” for several reasons: ...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part IX

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


24 Days Whole Health Journaling Challenge: Get in Touch with Your Mind, Body and Spirit from 5/25/2014

Because of the success I had two years ago with Mari L. McCarthy’s Start Journaling and Change Your Life in 7 Days Challenge, I was excited to try the 24 Days Whole Health Journaling Challenge, Mari’s latest challenge, but also a little skeptical. Prior to opening the book, I thought “I am healthier now in all aspects of my life than I have ever been.” ....

Friday, July 25, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part VIII

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.


Switching Brains: What to Do When You Have Simultaneous Deadlines from 5/4/14

I’m pleased to announce that as of Friday at 10:36 a.m., I officially finished all of the course work for my first year as a doctoral student.

I had three, yes three, 20-page essays due this week. Not to mention I also had to create a multimodal video, a webpage, a newsletter, conduct research for a departmental project, and grade reports for the Technical Writing course I’m teaching. And write this blog post :-). Oh, and I raced a 25K in the mountains last weekend. ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part VII

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.

Top 10 Writing Quotes by Famous Female Writers from 4/19/14

I collect quotes from writers about writing because they inspire me. Sometimes a short sentence or fragment on writing is enough get my pen to paper (or my fingers to keyboard). Here’s a short list of inspiring quotes on writing by some of the western world’s most famous female writers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I HAVE Been Writing, Part VI

I've been blogging for The Muffin, WOW! Women on Writing's blog. Over the next few days, I will post the titles, teasers, and links to these posts.

The Book Jar: How to Select the Next Book to Read from 4/6/14

How many of you have dozens (or hundreds) of unread books on your bookshelves or in your Kindle or Audible queues? I do! And that doesn’t even take into account all of the books I want to read and just haven’t purchased yet. ...