Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own

Worldbuilding is a big topic in science fiction and fantasy. Not that it isn't important in other genres, because of course it is, but in sf/f, it is one of the bigger components of many stories. After all, we are often conceiving either worlds that never existed or haven't yet come to be. We are … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own

Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone in any part of their life, but I am going to focus here on what it means for a writer. First, what is Imposter Syndrome? It's the deep down feeling that you aren't a "real" writer. That what you have done, published, accomplished so far isn't good enough or important … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about the real emotional impact of a beloved character leaving one of my long-running favorite TV shows. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I am going to try to figure out why this sort of thing breaks my heart in a very real sense. I think part … Continue reading Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Friday Review: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon My rating: 4 of 5 stars George is sinking. His job is on the line, and he has no idea how to save the big presentation his team has to make, since they are at odds with … Continue reading Friday Review: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Friday Review: The Kindness Can by Tracy Watland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Grace is having problems in school. Chance, a classmate has been mean to her and she is starting to believe the things he says. When her grandma hears Grace calling herself stupid, she decides it is time for Grace to learn a lesson about being kind to others. She … Continue reading Friday Review: The Kindness Can by Tracy Watland

Wednesday Wanderings: Cumberbatch, How To Be A Successful Writer, What Not to Wear, and Upside-Down Iceberg

Benedict Cumberbatch, in a skit for Jimmy Kimmel Live, takes on a variety of names, both real and fictional, to see how well they sound if he were trying to pick up a date. Sorry, but he had me at "Hi": What's In A Name In this response to a tumblr question, Neil Gaiman gives the secret … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cumberbatch, How To Be A Successful Writer, What Not to Wear, and Upside-Down Iceberg