Stay Warm!

There’s some serious snow-age in the east coast. I have a very useful link for you: How to stay warm when the power goes out <– Click me. A reminder to those whose weather is growing colder: Do NOT put down salt while it’s raining, even if the rain will soon turn to ice and […]

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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring authors (and those who may already have some work out there), I’m trying an experiment for a month. For five writers, I will put together a daily email of encouragement/motivation/ideas/prompts/etc. I will also individually cheer-lead these writers and review/revisit/revise goals with those five at the end of each week. This will be starting in February. […]

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The Hemingway Way

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. – Ernest Hemingway Do you take Hemingway’s approach to writing? Zipped lip? Or do you share your struggles? I’m somewhere in the middle. I share some of my struggles, but I won’t post the how-to books […]

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Say Something Funny, Beth

O_O ^ How I felt inside every time a certain relative asked me to “Say something funny, Beth.” Apparently, as a child, I was a comedian. NOT. Did you know that it’s hard to be funny, I mean LAUGH OUT LOUD funny under pressure when you’re ten and only know booger and knock-knock jokes? And puns. […]

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The Buddy System

Music: Mixed tape (cool stuff, from the Poldark soundtrack to the Galavant soundtrack) In the mug: Blueberry energy tea Tea bag saying: Love is an elevated self (whatever that means) #AmReading: All the Light We Cannot See (though I haven’t read much of it lately) Yesterday was Writer Wednesday…for me, at least. It’s the day […]

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Novel Teas and Fiction Flings

I kid you not, this was going to be a party-planning book from a person who has thrown precious few parties. I’ve thrown a Saint Patrick’s Day party, a bridal shower, a baby shower, and a book launch party. That’s it. But this book of party ideas was going to be different and special and […]

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A Watched Pot BURNS!

Okay, that title is a little melodramatic, yes? Yes. But what in the name of Asgard am I talking about? Glad you asked… I have mentioned that I hate waiting. I hate waiting for the mail-carrier to come in the afternoon or early morning or late evening or WHENEVER SHE FREAKING DECIDES TO SHOW UP […]

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