The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision in Plain English… and Some Snark

June hits and suddenly everyone’s a Constitutional scholar.  On Friday the Supreme Court came out with the biggest decision of the year, quite possibly of the decade. Obergefell v. Hodges.  This post is to (very briefly) summarize, simplify and mock the arguments from a monstrous ~ 100 pages opinion. This is a post on case … More The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision in Plain English… and Some Snark

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. (Insert your last bad dream here.) 2. Pod crashes to planet. 3. Convention goes bad in the best way. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work.  Take the prompt and a … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Throwback Thursday – HEY BABY, WHAT’S YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?

Have you heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test?  Have you taken it?  Did you read the description and think, “That’s creepy, it’s like it knows me?”  It separates people into 16 personality types and while it obviously can’t account for all of the nuances of personality, it’s a hell of a lot more accurate and a … More Throwback Thursday – HEY BABY, WHAT’S YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?

WritersLife Wednesday – Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixer

If you’re going back to edit a full novel, especially if it’s an early work, you’re probably facing down what I call the drunken cat plot.  It wanders back and forth and here and there.  It goes in circles and flops down wherever the hell it wants.  If this was a sobriety test, kitty would … More WritersLife Wednesday – Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixer

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. Friend’s depressed so must cheer them up. 2. Starbucks got the order wrong, send the girl. 3. Water demon attacked the cat. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work.  Take the prompt … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Links on Writing

Alright guys, today I’m not gonna talk.  I know you love my ramblings (what, only I love my ramblings? 🙂 but today I’m just gonna link.  Below are links to sites and blogs with invaluable tips/tricks/advice on how to write.  Yes, most of these are a link to a bunch of other links.  It’s like clickbait squared, … More Links on Writing

Writing Exercises for the Motivationally Challenged

Hey guys, today I’m doing something a bit different.  I’m doing the Blogging 101 class and the assignment today is to write a post inspired by another blogger’s.  I found this one pretty inspiring: Foxes and Fangs’ Post  So this post is all about making yourself write to get in the mood to write 🙂 1. Write … More Writing Exercises for the Motivationally Challenged

WritersLife Wednesday – The Choosing and Feeding of Betas

Beta Readers are perhaps the most important part of the editing process.  I’m going to say this up front because I’ve made this mistake.  Be nice to your betas!  They take time out of their busy lives to read your stuff and try to fix it up.  Even if it’s a bad review, be nice. … More WritersLife Wednesday – The Choosing and Feeding of Betas

Covers: Cueing Genre and Subgenre (Reblog of Dot’s Post)

Two friends of mine are a Space Opera/ Military SciFi author and his wife Dot, the marketing half.  She’s given me tidbits as I’ve gone on writing, cover art and marketing (And has offered me the cat discount on her marketing skills if/when I publish, which I jumped at because she’s been doing this awhile and knows … More Covers: Cueing Genre and Subgenre (Reblog of Dot’s Post)

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. Allergy to magic is making work difficult 2. Lost glasses, how will you get home? 3. The cat hurt your feelings and you have to suck it up. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Writer’s Inspiration Sunday – Critics and Critiques

Everyone who writes can agree ’50 Shades of Grey’ is pure crap.  Millions of readers disagree.  Do you think the author cares what other writers think, or what the readers do? EL James was the top author earner in 2013. Have you ever read the “classics” from English classes for fun?  Well, you’d be one … More Writer’s Inspiration Sunday – Critics and Critiques

Writers Life Wednesday – List What You Love About Your Writing

I am seriously in the weeds today. Didn’t sleep well last night or the night before because my legs have been cramping despite me stretching a lot (definitely time to see a chiropractor), I’ve gotten a few story rejections the past week, and I really want to pick a fight with someone just so I … More Writers Life Wednesday – List What You Love About Your Writing

Coffee Prompt Monday

1. The Chimp has no pants 2. Secret agent’s chapstick isn’t just chapstick 3. Makeup for zombies Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of … More Coffee Prompt Monday

Patenting Magic Excerpt – Don’t Play Chess with the Titan of Knowledge

Here’s an excerpt from my book Patenting Magic, the 4th book in the Law and Magic series.  Millie is sent to the Titan of Knowledge to get his help figuring out who’s been doing magic experiments on the people of Nashville and gets more than she bargained for.  Let me know if the chess scene … More Patenting Magic Excerpt – Don’t Play Chess with the Titan of Knowledge