Category: Writer Mama

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review

Because the fiction I write is based on my own past and overcoming emotional wounds, the discovery of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus was all the more important for me to learn to develop unique and layered female protagonists. Even though the conflict and themes of my current and future novels will somewhat reflect my own … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review

I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

I come from a family of women. In 1999, women and girls outnumbered male cousins and spouses 2:1. During family gatherings, the females dominated with shrill excitement, disciplining the children, and more. Between my mom, her three sisters, and their one brother they had five daughters and two sons. At that moment in time, I … Continue reading I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

TOP 10 Ways I Use Real Life to Inspire My Fiction Writing

I have lived a relatively profound life. Some things "happened" to me, and were beyond my ability to control. Others were the result of poor choices, ignorance, or a secret desire to create drama when I felt things were a little boring. As I have matured as a woman and in my walk as a … Continue reading TOP 10 Ways I Use Real Life to Inspire My Fiction Writing

5 Things I’ve Learned as a NaNo Noob

It was October 31 and the deadline for submitting my final draft to my¬†publisher for No Eye Has Seen: Book 1 Beyond the Valley. During the previous week, I had psyched myself about finishing Book 1 and diving right into Book 2 by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2014. Last year, I signed up … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned as a NaNo Noob

Invest in the Dream: 4 Tips to Keep Writers Writing

Since being released from circumstances beyond my control, I have been working hard and writing and editing. The more I dig in, the more I feel energized in spirit, even when my mind and body are tired. Here are a few things I am learning are vital to improving my craft while understanding the always-changing … Continue reading Invest in the Dream: 4 Tips to Keep Writers Writing