• The best place to write.

    Where is the best place to write? The best place to reflect and hone in on your inner creator? At a coffee shop? A library? At a park? My “best place” to write at the moment is at night, with no lights on, the TV running in the background, or listening to music that is inspiring me in the moment, sitting in my favourite corner of the couch, and my little fingers typing away on my keyboard. Mmmm… bliss. Honestly, finding your favourite place to write is a personal choice. Everyone is different. We are meant to be different. Different is fantastic. That’s what makes everything so interesting.  Venture forth…

  • When you get writer’s block.

    There’s plenty advice on what to do when you get writer’s block: go for a walk, have some tea, play some games, etc. I do agree that sometimes when something is driving you crazy it might be best to take a breather and get a bit of space. Those breaks for me have been exactly what I needed. Silence is amazing. (I have kids, so silence really is golden.)As much as I believe those breathers are great for writer’s block, but too much of a break can halt healthy progress. When you get writer’s block one of the best ways out of it is to keep on writing. Yup. Writing…

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  • Choosing a Fantasy Race

    I admit it. I, from time to time, have fun playing those silly quiz games; you know the ones – What part of the world you really belong? What era best suits you? What Jane Austen character are you? Take this quiz to find out! – type quizzes. Well, some time ago I too took one roughly called ‘What fantasy creature are you?’ It asked various questions like what is your favourite colour and what is your ideal place to live? I answered them to the closest honest answer. My result: a fairy. I wasn’t expecting that, but I wasn’t disappointed. I took the quiz again, just because, and got…

  • Starting Over

    So, it would seem that I need to start from scratch, on my story that is. Not that it’s a bad thing; I just feel that it is something that needs to happen for my story to be successful. Learn from my mistakes and move forward. Always move forward.  I have decided to take a writing course through The Institute of Children’s Literature, a correspondance course for writers who write for children and young adults. It may not be for everyone, but the course has helped me focus my writing and actually finish some of my projects. A big deal to me. I am a procrastinator – sorta. Perhaps I like…

  • New Goals

    Hi again,It’s a new year with new goals. I’m excited to what this year will bring. Hopefully within the next few months I will be take a correspondence course for writing novels – it may be the push I need to finish my manuscript. I’m feeling optimistic. I have the outline for the course so naturally I am getting a jump on my assignments before school starts. Now, before you think I’m a scholastic nerd, I am not – OK maybe a little – but I need a head start; having a family can slow down production when it comes to writing and other hobbies, but as long as I…

  • Writing and a baby!

    Well, I guess it’s been a bit since my last post. My biggest excuse is that I just gave birth to my second child on October 11th. I know, excuses, excuses… Welcome Miss M! My writing has been on a bit of a hiatus since just before she was born and haven’t gotten back to since. Now I think I’m ready to start typing and put my story together. Yeah, re-writes! As my re-writes go underway I will also do a bit of reading – probably more than a “bit”. Reading is awesome! I’m feeling inspired. Time for dessert and sleep. OK, sleep after some reading… right! Until next time, be…

  • Processing…

    What is your writing process? Are you the type to plan, plot, and map out, or are you the type to let your creative-ness fly? I do both. When I am creating a new story I write down every idea that I can think of including writing a scene ten different ways. Am I the only one who does this? I write anything that makes me feel happy or devious – perhaps tipping on dangerous, cause dangerous is fun! After I have created as much as I can create with a story, without it being too redundant or over telling, then  it’s time for me to start mapping and wrangle my story…

  • I’ll Procrastinate in a Minute.

    Have you ever stared at a blank screen and thought “I should be writing something”, but nothing comes to mind? I have. And it sucks. Sometimes I even find it hard to bring myself to my writing notes to continue writing what I started. The most frustrating thing is that I already know what my story is all about. My story has an arc, twists, turns, many problems for my main character, and all that stuff and fluff that goes in between. What my problem is – or problems – I think I’m afraid of failure and success all at the same time and perhaps I keep making excuses like…

  • Checking Out the World of Blogging… Please Be Gentle

    This will be my second attempt at starting a blog. Hopefully I can keep up and blog more regularly as my schedule is fairly busy. I’m a mom, domestic engineer, a wife, writer, actor, costume maker, and cosplayer – pretty much an all around nerd / geek, for those of you who like to use labels. Generally I like to have fun. Fun is good (and fun)! This blog that I’ve started will be more focused on my goals and progress in my writing ventures, though I have many goals, I’ll do my best to stay focused on my writing. Stay tough! (Focus Daniel-san) 😉 Goal number one: OK, I should…

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