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May 11, 2020

Jeffrey Brown is a Michigan native so I knew he would be a quality guy!  I really wanted to talk with him initially because it seemed our histories coincided in that I too am a Michigan native who relocated to the Chicagoland area. The fact that Jeffrey is also a New Y...

May 4, 2020

Reedsy.com continues the fun with their weekly writing prompts contest! I decided to take another crack at it. While this offering received more interaction and comments it did not win the prize. And that's okay with me. You guys, I've realized I really like writing sh...

April 27, 2020

Interview with Dustin Brady

April 9, 2020

I had the privilege to speak with middle grade adventure author Dustin Brady on a lovely Saturday morning during Covid-19 quarantine. Dustin is the author of the Lost in a Video Game series as well as Superhero for a Day and the...

April 6, 2020

Have you ever entered your work in a contest? No matter what tools you use to create, and whether or not you like to share your work with others, there is something exciting about entering a contest.
By nature I am a ham so I like sharing what I write with others. I lo...

March 28, 2020

Are you creative?

I’ll answer for you: you are! 

Even if you answered, “not really” when you read that question, the fact is: YOU ARE CREATIVE. If you have thoughts, feelings and ideas that are original to you, by very definition of the word, that IS creativity! 

Creativi...

March 27, 2020

“Ooh, that sounds scary!”

“That concerns me.”

“That freaks me out!”

“I don’t think I could handle it if that happened to me.”

“I don’t know how they do it!”

"I could never do that."

The quotes above are possibly thoughts that cross our minds when we encounter somethi...

March 26, 2020

The one where I show you creative ways to use common objects in your home for multiple purposes! Enjoy!

Common valuable item one: BASKETS!

Baskets can be used in the bathroom to hold toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, combs, brushes, hair gel,...

March 25, 2020

This is the one where I share my writing process with you! I hope you find it helpful, useful or at the very least, entertaining! Okay, here goes:

Step One - Choose an idea. 

If you're anything like me the ideas won't stop coming. I keep a running list in journals, on my...

March 25, 2020

Treat yourself to a hand massage with homemade hand scrub!

Ingredients: 

2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 lemon

I used coconut oil, warmed it then poured it into my jar of sugar. Last I squeezed in my lemon.

Stir.

Get your hands wet with warm water (not...

March 25, 2020

Mindset. Anxiety messes with mindset. When we perceive a threat our body is active in the sympathetic nervous system, our stress response is triggered. This is the fight/flight/freeze/fawn reaction. Chemically there is an uptake of cortisol and adrenaline in our body,...

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