5 Tips on Starting a Writing Project

Writing a novel is a daunting task. Starting with nothing but an idea and a blank page, you have to come up with thousands of words to tell a story. Hours of brainstorming, world-building, drafting, and editing are before you, and it’s one of the scariest places to be. I’m at the beginning right now. … Continue reading 5 Tips on Starting a Writing Project

I Liked the Movie Better…

I like to stay out of the book vs. movie debate. Book-lovers everywhere love to argue about how accurately film versions portray their beloved stories, but I’ve never thought it made sense to compare books and movies. To me, it’s like comparing a painting to a song. Books and films are two completely different mediums … Continue reading I Liked the Movie Better…

Favorite Book Feature: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Last year I featured some of my favorite books each month with special posts saying why I love these books. You can check out my favorites book page to find links to my reviews of all of my favorites. But because I’m always adding new books to my favorites list, I thought I’d do new … Continue reading Favorite Book Feature: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

A Writing Resource You Should Be Using: Hoopla Digital

A while back I wrote about falling in love with audiobooks and how listening to books is a great way to fit in more reading in your life. At the time I had just discovered the app Hoopla Digital—a resource my library lets me use for free—and I had no idea how life-changing this app … Continue reading A Writing Resource You Should Be Using: Hoopla Digital

Celebrations and Special Places

This past month has been full of celebrations. My first niece was born, and after scary complications she is home and thriving. My husband finished his MBA at Wright State. And we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. Both my husband and I are the romantic type, and we love to reminisce, especially about Wright State … Continue reading Celebrations and Special Places

My First Post for We Are Beautiful!

Last month I announced that I would be writing for the Christian blog We Are Beautiful, and today my first post was published on their blog! I’m so excited for this chance to write devotionals, which I’ve felt God calling me to write in addition to my fiction. The theme for We Are Beautiful’s posts … Continue reading My First Post for We Are Beautiful!

Favorite Book Feature: Midnight at the Electric

Last year I featured some of my favorite books each month with special posts saying why I love these books. You can check out my favorites book page to find links to my reviews of all of my favorites. But because I’m always adding new books to my favorites list, I thought I’d do new … Continue reading Favorite Book Feature: Midnight at the Electric

Refocus

This is the first week of July, which means we’re at the halfway point of 2018, so I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my goals for this year and see how I’m doing. Instead of making new year’s resolutions, I choose one word to guide me for the year. 2018’s word is … Continue reading Refocus