What have you accomplished this week? I can tell you that I've finished two books for work, made two medical-related calls, spent a couple hours on a volunteer writing project, read a handful of books, tidied around the house, and cooked dinner a couple of times. Woohoo! I could also tell you what I didn't … Continue reading The Best Way to Achieve Goals? Recognise Accomplishments.
Thanks for bearing with me through the absence of a blog post yesterday—I’ve been too busy with work to catch up on my post queue since my vacation in July and I had a last-minute (but very fun!) family gathering to attend yesterday. This is why I freelance. I love being able to take the … Continue reading Just How Important Is a Morning Routine?
Project Pea word count: 8,118 I’ve read a lot of good books lately that showcase how critical it is to immediately immerse your reader in the story world. But, as important as it is, it’s not easy to do - and I'm discovering that firsthand as I'm charging through the beginning of Project Pea (or … Continue reading Immersing Readers in the Story World
Adan leaned forward. “You know something about this?” Kr’zani’s tail swished lazily. Behind the fierce expression, Adan knew there were rapid calculations running through that brain of his. His nose twitched like he was sniffing the air. “You’re telling the truth,” Kr’zani said grudgingly. “Of course I am!” Adan spread his arms and stood to … Continue reading The Pipe Predicament Chapter 3 – A Sci-Fi Mystery Story
No. 22/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! Some say the Edge of Insanity makes you…well, insane. But for me, it was different. I looked out over the harsh, ragged edge of our decimated planet and gazed into the infiniteness of space. I tried to count all of the stars in my vision but … Continue reading Edge: A Flash Fiction Story
The clock is ticking. Your fingers are typing away and your mind is working at the speed of light. Word after word appears on the page as if by magic. This is what it's like writing a story for the Writer's Games. For years, this wonderful competition by The Writer's Workout slipped past my radar. … Continue reading What I Learned from the Writer’s Games
Post by L.O. Nobi First of all, I want to start by saying I’m so glad I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back! I hit a serious iceberg on my publishing journey and my creativity ship sank, making me struggle with blogging about this path. Feeling eager now to write this post, made me realize my […]A … Continue reading Reblog: A Field Of Mines: Publishing Twitter by Path To Publication
As the moment of discomfort passed, Kr’zani sniffed. Was that the same smell from the fuel pipe coming from Stone? “What's put you in a bad mood today, then? Don't tell me it was…well, me?”Kr’zani’s tail swished back and forth as he identified the scent for certain. “This is my normal mood, as always, Mr. Stone.”“And … Continue reading The Pipe Predicament Chapter 2 – a Sci-fi Mystery Story
In self-publishing, you must wear many hats. So many, in fact, that you start looking like someone who's selling hats. (Reminds me of the book Caps for Sale - anyone else read that as a kid?) Not only are you a writer, but you must also become an editor, a marketer, a publisher... It’s no … Continue reading 5 Things That Make Your Book Look Unprofessional
Language is so dynamic. It’s constantly shifting. It changes from nuance to nuance depending on generation, culture, population, political correctness and slang. I’ve known of immigrants – Greek-Australians – who on retirement from work in Australia, decided to reverse-migrate, back to the old country of Greece, to live out their declining years. To their surprise […]What … Continue reading Reblog: What Did You Say? Favourite Idioms by Something to Ponder About