Off Course to Get Back On Course ~ #MondayBlogs

I've been reworking "Warrior" forever. It's my sequel. I adore my main character, she's dear to me and an ass-kicking adventurer. But when it comes to final touches, I am just NOT feeling it. There's no writer's block getting to me now, my ideas are flowing along, I am just sort of...stuck. So, I gave … Continue reading Off Course to Get Back On Course ~ #MondayBlogs

Friday Philosophy…Drive

Motivation, drive, determination. All of these are the components of success, but also part of what makes up character. So, today, I am sharing some quotes on those traits. "Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort, nobody can judge effort. Because effort is between you and you. Effort ain't got nothing to … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Drive


Setting. It's just that location in which your plot takes place, right? Sort of. Setting can be intrinsic to plot: your characters' reactions to their surroundings show different depths of mood than just "telling" your readers how those characters feel. The setting can mimic the emotional state of the character, through storms or rainbows (so … Continue reading Setting…#MondayBlogs

Building Character…#MondayBlogs

For most of my life, I've heard the phrase "pain builds character." It's true: our trials can build our character, we are made of some pretty stern stuff, after all. But what about our actual characters in our novels? Every writer I know has a different process for creating their novels, and the characters therein. … Continue reading Building Character…#MondayBlogs

Tuesday Thoughts…Testing

After a great deal of thought, I've decided to re-certify as a personal trainer. So, today, after I finished my traditional work, I started re-reading my course materials and taking my online quizzes to see if I still remember anything. Haha! Happily enough, that information's retention was NOT damaged by chemotherapy. Thank goodness! Today's thoughts … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Testing