Time for a Change Can be a New Opportunity

New Opportunity, Last Post The New Year is a good time to reassess our priorities. I’ve decided it’s now time for me to make a change and I’m going to stop writing this blog. Today is my last post! I’ve come to a point where I feel I really need to focus my energy on finishing the final edit of […]

New Adult #Coloring Book Giveaway: The Creative Zone

The Creative Zone is an adult coloring book, inspired by stained glass. 50 original designs by Kathy Andrew (A.K. Andrew)

3 Key Points Creatives Can Learn from #NaNoWriMo

November is #NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, where thousands of people all over the world write a novel of 50,000w in 30 days. Insane you say? Why put so much pressure on yourself?  I’ve not done NaNoWriMo myself, but I’ve considered it. Recently I’ve been wondering what other creatives and entrepreneurs can learn from […]

How Can You Better Manage Change?

As Fall is finally upon us, I’ve been thinking recently about the change in seasons. When I lived in England, although I loved the Fall colors, I was always filled with dread at the thought of winter – bitterly cold days, getting dark at 4 pm and some days when it was so dull you […]

6 Steps to Start Your #Publishing Company & Printing Books

Have you ever wanted to have a book in print, or your own publishing company? With the self publishing revolution of the past decade, it’s now possible. This summer, I was bitten by the bug (or should I say book!) and took a slight diversion from historical fiction into the art world – though many of […]

Lack of fREADom Sucks…No More Banned #Books

21st Centuryville Sept.27th -Oct 3rd 2015 is Banned Books Week and this year I’ve been lucky to have an interview with senior librarian of 21stCenturyville, Ms. Viva Libriani. Ms.Libriani will be seen this year leading the march with her trademark chant Lack of fREADdom sucks…No More banned books! But she was not always a champion for this […]

Muse Media: Change and Junot Diaz

 Muse Media: Change and Junot Diaz #Muse Media is a series of  simple posts, looking for our muse by mixing prose with other media.  If this was in the form of a Haiku with an image, it might be called a Haiga. For the moment,  let’s enjoy the prose of some wonderful authors. “She would be a new person, she […]

9 Famous #Authors Rejected by Publishers

I have been submitting my manuscript to agents over the past few months so I thought this was a great post to reblog from  Bridget Whelan Writer to include on my site. Enjoy. Bridget Whelan Writer 9 famous authors rejected by publishers (comfort for emerging writers) I enjoyed reading the article published by The Writers Circle website about famous […]

10 Ways to Be Creative in the Summer

Does summertime make you feel creative and want to try new things? Or do you just like to have fun in the sun? I like both, so while I’ll be posting all through the summer, I’m taking a break from blog commenting until after Labor Day. Some of you may remember this post from last […]

Do You Keep A #Writer’s Notebook?

I’ve recently been taking a free online poetry class through the Iowa Writer’s workshop, and it reminded me how useful – essential even – a writer’s notebook is. After all I did name a whole website after it! What is A Writer’s Notebook? Any kind of notebook that you jot down ideas, words, stories, poems […]