IWSG February: Book Covers

As the first Wednesday of the month, today is The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day blog hop, a monthly blog hop over a decade old started by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, Sci-fi Author and Great Encourager. Each month, several volunteers step forward to help manage the hop, and this month, these intrepid writers andContinue reading “IWSG February: Book Covers”

End of the Month Monday

This isn’t one of my usual sorts of posts I’ve been working with the last few months. I wanted to take a moment and give thanks for all of January in my writing life. I have had many extraordinary events take place with my writing this month. I had a second-place award for my poemContinue reading “End of the Month Monday”

Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep

Whew, that’s a long title, but hopefully it’s a good capture of what’s going on with my Fandom Friday this week. Due to wonderful life events: a daughter’s 24th birthday, wedding plans, a bit of wedding dress shopping for me, the Mother of the Bride (M.o.B. – I feel like there’s something about that beingContinue reading “Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep”

Writing Book Review of Wonderbook

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Writing Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandemeer caught my attention at a writing conference in 2019. After glancing at it several times, I purchased a copy because it was too intriguing to pass up. Wonderbook is what it says it is, an illustrated guide to writing. The book is part prose,Continue reading “Writing Book Review of Wonderbook”

Fandom Friday: Reading, Listening, and Watching

This is the post where I track my reading goal list for the year, recount movies/shows I’ve liked, and mention other fan enjoyments like music, art, or other eclectic things. Reading Books posted by the number in which they were read for the year (not just the week). 11. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to ImaginativeContinue reading “Fandom Friday: Reading, Listening, and Watching”

2nd Place! And other News

I entered and won second place in the Lakewold Poetry in the Gardens Contest! I had hopes, but not that high, so I was pleasantly surprised and amazed to gain a second-place win. Celebrations will occur officially February 3rd-5th at the Lakewold Lit Fest Poetry in the Gardens Event in Lakewood, Washington. The event includesContinue reading “2nd Place! And other News”

Fandom Friday: Reading and Watching

This week, I’m sharing an update on my reading challenge – what I finished reading this week – plus what a little off my bookshelf of current reads, and a few shows I’ve enjoyed recently. You might note my tastes are a bit eclectic. What I finished reading over the last week: The numbers startContinue reading “Fandom Friday: Reading and Watching”

Word and Story Hunter: Celebration, Revelry, and Jubilee

I admit, I was at a loss for words this week, especially which word to pick for this post. And then, I went to the mailbox and found a special envelope containing a contributor copy of the Winter 2023 Edition of 3rd Wednesday, which made me think it might be a good day to discussContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter: Celebration, Revelry, and Jubilee”

A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review

This is part of a series of posts for authors and writers, reviewing craft, writing, and inspirational books for authors. With 30 years of DIY reading and some writing classes behind me, I’ve read many, many books on writing. These are just the best of the best. I don’t plan to spend much, if anyContinue reading “A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review”