Finding Ease When Things Get Difficult

Yet, again, I find myself taking a lesson from my yoga mat and applying it to the real world. In yoga, we refer to Sthira/Sukha. How strength and softness can exist simultaneously. You can feel both the hardness of a pose and you can melt into it's difficulty with breath. With softness. With ease. And,... Continue Reading →

#Reading The Merest Loss by Steven Neil

Excited to sit with my next read courtesy of #IndieApril. I realize it's May; however, I committed to reading and reviewing this book in April. I believe that still counts! A story of love and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of the English hunting shires and the streets of Victorian London and post-revolutionary Paris.... Continue Reading →

Rainy Days Were Made for Writing

It is a grey, damp day in my corner of the world. Most people around me carry on mumbling about April showers and how sick they are of the weather. When you live in a place ruled by the four seasons, the weather plays a definite factor in how people live and how people connect,... Continue Reading →

Confident or Brat? #AmWriting

There is a fine line between a man who knows what he wants and will not stop until he gets it, and the man who makes a lot of noise expecting others to get him what he wants. The first kind of man inspires confidence and admiration because those in his circle know he will... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Head Hopping – #Writing #Editing

I I thrive on knowing my characters deeply so I can better shape their story. Except, I end up writing the thoughts and reactions of almost all of my characters - simultaneously. This is a big NO, NO and is referred to as head hopping. Head hopping is when the narrative doesn't remain within one character's... Continue Reading →

The Art of Stillness #Writing

In a world full of distractions, each seductively pulling our attention away from the things that are important to us, it becomes tantamount to find the strength to keep focused on our goals and dreams. And, it is even more important to keep focused on the present moment. In the most purest of ways, it... Continue Reading →

Rejection

I receive a rejection letter which makes my heart sing. I have complete and utter faith in my novel. I am on a journey of learning about my craft unlike anything I have ever experienced. So when the rejection letter reads to take heart because my voice shows potential, I am elated. I receive detailed editorial... Continue Reading →

Review: The Duke’s Disaster

The Good: The novel began with a bang - a really great concept with lots of tension and promise for a wonderful novel Noah Winters is a great alpha Thea Collins is a believable heroine with an interesting backstory Noah's support of Thea near the end is touching (expected, but nicely written nonetheless) I wish I... Continue Reading →

Glue Readers to Your Story #amwriting

The inciting incident in a work of fiction is what gets the plot moving.  Think of it as the first flashy set of fireworks that leads into an awesome display which lights up the sky and sets up the crescendo at the end.  In other words, it will also lead directly to the climax. A superb... Continue Reading →

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