How to Write a Short Story

I came across a video titled How to Write a Short Story, on YouTube from NY Times Bestselling author and biographer, Jerry B. Jenkins. In less than ten minutes, he sold me on why mastering writing short stories before writing your first novel is important. I don’t own a single collection of short stories. Me […]


I will not assume everyone knows what NANOWRIMO is. I only learned of it this year through YouTube. So, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It was founded in July of 1999 by Chris Baty. Since then it has become this massive online community for writers. Their website host writing challenges in April, July, […]

A Savior’s Champion Review

Have you ever read a book that you didn’t enjoy but you kept reading because you felt like if you didn’t finish it, then what you’ve read so far would have been a waste? That is my current experience with The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci. I stumbled upon her Youtube channel and kind of […]

Astrology is my game

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a writer. I’m currently working on my first manuscript. When building my protagonist, I did not know where to start. I looked at a few books. Watched a couple of videos. I found some great ones on Youtube which were informative. I also discovered the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator […]

A Whole Week in a Nutshell

I absolutely despise Monday. Monday is that coworker who ignores you all day then at the end of the day, when they see you’re in a rush to leave, all of a sudden, they want to strike a conversation. Or you’re on your way to the bathroom. Fast walking doesn’t give them the hint you […]

My take on The Authenticity Project

Claire Pooley writes a book. Now I should mention she does have a blog also. Mummy was a Secret Drinker is how she got started in writing. I have not read the blog, but in case you’re interested, I wanted to make that known. The Authenticity Project is her first novel. Normally, I tell you […]

Promiscuous Virgin 2

Cheryl called her agent John the next morning. He didn’t answer. She was losing her patience with him the more time had passed. First, she asked him to call her with a plan of action, which he never did. Then she can’t seem to ever get him on the phone these days. She was no […]

Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day. The only reason I know this is because, usually at this time, I would be on the phone talking to customers about their loans. So, I am grateful my job does observe this day. I am also grateful I have a job. Of course it could be worse. I don’t know if […]

Sade to soothe your workday blues

I had just finished an eight hour shift- at home- and needed some musical relief. The only singer that came to mind was Sade. I searched YouTube for her live concerts and found two. One was from 1994 at a Montreux Jazz Festival; it was fifty- four minutes long. The second one, from September 21, […]