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2/2020 - To fight back against spam comments, I am closing comments to all older posts. Current blog posts will still have comments open. I apologize for this inconvenience.

August 24, 2020

QUIZ: Are you a Light Influencer or a Dark Influencer?/ Influenced by Patricia Josephine / Guest Post


Please help me to welcome Patricia Josephine for the release of her new collection, featuring THREE intertwined short stories: Influence of Love, Balance of Love, and Revelation of Love. I had the honor of working on two of these stories and enjoyed them immensely. The characters are great. (Patricia creates such fun characters that linger with me long after I've read her stories.) And I love concept. I can't help but wonder if the angel and devil on my shoulders are getting it on. *wink*

August 17, 2020

Against All Odds / Why I Write Historical Fiction / Jacqui Murray (Guest Post)


Xhosa’s extraordinary prehistoric saga concludes, filled with hardship, courage, survival, and family.



Why I Write Historical Fiction

By Jacqui Murray

 

August 05, 2020

Don't Make Light of Another Writer's Plight / Keep Writing with Fey BLOG HOP



Today is blog hop day for Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout.

Participants are sharing their stories about writer's block, depression, and/or burnout and how they overcame it or what they are currently doing to heal.

Visit them here:




Don't Make Light of Another Writer's Plight


Since I talk about my struggles and the things I have done that helped me with writer’s block, depression, and burnout in Keep Writing with Fey, I am going to do something a little different for this post.


WRITER'S BLOCK:

There are people who will say that writer’s block isn’t real. I disagree. (Obviously.) I’m not going to try to change anyone’s mind if they believe there’s no such thing as writer’s block, as I hope they will allow me my opinion, but I do want to address something.

Whenever someone says that writer’s block doesn’t exist or is a myth, they usually follow that up with something like “you just have to put your butt in the seat and write.” Or they will even claim that you’re just not writing because you don’t want it badly enough.

That is pretty damaging to hear when you're the writer struggling.