On a recent camping trip, my almost-littlest sister and I would snuggle together as she fell asleep. They're precious moments - someone you love falling asleep in your arms, feeling their head get heavy as you watch their eyelids droop. I wrote the first draft of this poem with her head nestled into my elbow, trying to only move my wrist - so I didn't disturb her. I'll cherish these simple moments of peace forever...
So... I love to write. And I kid you not, I will write anywhere, anytime. I'm really not that fussed. But... I'm also a dreamer, and I will readily admit it - I many, many ideas and plans for my future home. Over the last few days, I've spent some time happily thinking about all my ideas for future writing spaces - here are my dreams...!
I'm rolling out something new today – a writing update! I'm not sure how often these will go up, but I'd like to provide an update on what I'm doing with my writing every now and again. This upcoming month is looking to be a fun one, writing-wise, filled not only with drafting, but also with editing and plotting. 😀
Hello everyone! I have something exciting to share with you this week.... The writing program I am part of is open for registration again! This post is a collaboration with another member of the writing program, Anne Rhys. (Anne blogs at Father's Joy - go check her out!) Today, the two of us are answering … Continue reading An Exciting Announcement…
Today's guest post was written by the wonderful Hannah. It's a touching poem of moving on and letting go, that hangs in your mind after you read it; pulling you in and enveloping you in its beautiful language and meaning. Thank you, Hannah! You must I can’t You need to I know To … Continue reading Letting Go || Guest Post
Ok, so you've read and appreciated the above quote. Maybe you've had a bit of a giggle. That was pretty much my response, when I first came across this quote; a week or so ago. But my next thought was that it would make a pretty good blog post – so I saved it – … Continue reading Writing Tips – The ABC Method
Today, I have a fantastic guest post from Grace Maples for you. Grace's post is all about the 10 most important things to include in your story - and it's a good one! Thank you, Grace! I get so caught up in making my story, I tend to forget about things like plot, character arcs, … Continue reading Guest Post || 10 Things to Include in Your Story
I'm not super into resolutions – when they're not kept up, especially. It's easy enough to say that you plan to do something - but not so easy to actually do it, without setting specific goals around your dreams. So what I prefer to do is create goals. In the past, I've found that I … Continue reading My Goals for 2019
It's here. The new year is here. And most of the world is setting new resolutions. Because, in our society, each new year feels like a new chance – the time in which to change your ways, make new habits, or improve your life. This year, though, I have a suggestion for you. Go ahead and make your resolutions – write more, finish your novel, publish a book – whatever you want to do in 2019, but also, do something else. What? Well, I encourage you to try something new, writing wise. To put it simply, try writing something you never thought you would.
Christmas in the trenches was never going to be fun. But Christmas in a prison camp is going to be worse. And right now, it's looking like I'll be spending my Christmas in solitary confinement. Which, statistically speaking, is probably going to be even less fun than any of the aforementioned options.