#Blogtoberfest Day 5: Social Media Makes You Stupid

I believe that people aren't normally stupid. Dysfunction, inauthenticity makes people look stupid. Social media actually makes people do stupid. It dulls your brain, your thinking ability, lessens your communication/people skills. Take writing, for example. It's often been said that you need to exercise your writing muscle and write every day or most days to … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 5: Social Media Makes You Stupid

My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect

I saw this article about favorite words written by one of my favorite writer friends, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, on Twitter this morning. We were in the same Chick Lit writing group back in the day. Anyway, her post sparked this blog post about my favorite words and why. I first became aware of having favorite words … Continue reading My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect

April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

“Real Women Go Hawaiian” Free with Purchase of “Real Women Wear Red”

in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the release of Real Women Wear Red in paperback (Kindle wasn't available back then), I'm rereleasing Real Women Wear Red with the sequel Real Women Go Hawaiian included ($3.99 on Kindle or the standalone copy of Real Women Go Hawaiian for $2.99 also on Kindle). “In that moment, … Continue reading “Real Women Go Hawaiian” Free with Purchase of “Real Women Wear Red”

The Sublime Art of the Unreliable Narrator

Today's post from the Florida's Writer Association, "The Sublime Art of the Unreliable Narrator," got my attention, reminding me of a writing group I used to be a part of. We were chatting about something and I was offering my opinion and when, as an example for my point of view, I told of a … Continue reading The Sublime Art of the Unreliable Narrator

Changes and a 5-Star Review

In my last blog post, I wrote that when you change something, everything changes. Often, we just want to change one thing and then are surprised by so many things changing, things we didn't really want to change. But that's what holds people back from changing anything. After a brief halt to the life-changing events … Continue reading Changes and a 5-Star Review