Life Writing Distractions Quirks
September 7, 2016

Today, I’m going to start trying a new type of blog post to attract my target audience. I just wanted to give you a heads up 😉   A few months back, my parents wanted to buy me an ergonomic desk chair. My criteria? It couldn’t have rollers on the bottom. My family says my…

Book Review- An Ember in the Ashes
September 5, 2016

Genre: YA Fantasy   You’ll like this if you like: Rome, a Compassionate, Yet Deadly Warrior-Hero, a Relatable Protagonist, Or Realistic Characters.   Cleanliness: For starters, this book is pretty dark. It does involve some super natural creatures. All of them so far seem to be evil, except for the Augurs, who I’m not entirely…

Writing Prompt: Lame Pick Up Lines
September 2, 2016

This writing prompt is a bit different. What is the lamest pick-up line that you’ve ever heard/made up? AND how can you use that in a story?   Here are a few made by me, my brother, and my little sister (in that order): Will you be the chick in my chicken nugget? Are you my…

ACFW vs Realm Makers
August 31, 2016

Which writer’s conference should you go to this year? American Christian Fiction Writers? Or Realm Makers, the hub for Christian speculative writers? Today, I’d like to compare these two conferences, so we can find out which is the conference for you. Note: I’ve been to a grand total of two conferences: one ACFW conference and…

Book Review- Baron of Blackwood
August 29, 2016

Genre: Medieval Romance You’ll like this if you like: Heroines that Aren’t Afraid to Draw a Dagger on Someone, a Strong, Protective Hero, Murders and Mysteries. Cleanliness: There’s no premarital sex or graphic sex of any sort, and this is a Christian author, so I would call this clean. Halfway through the book, the hero and…

Poll- Favorite Types of Romance
August 26, 2016

What are your favorite types of romances? Do you like Friend Turned Lover, Enemy Turned Lover, or “Love” at First Sight? What are your favorite romantic plot devices? Damsel in Distress, Heroine Captured by Hero, Trapped in Marriage, Forbidden Love, or the Love Triangle?   What are your favorite types of romance in novels?

Awakening your creative muse
August 24, 2016

I’ve discussed curing writer’s block, but what about preventing writer’s block? How can you stop it before it starts? I’ve once heard that Beethoven got his creative juices flowing by dunking his head underneath cold water before he started working on compositions. He used this habit as a trigger. In Thomas Locke’s Opening Keynote at…

Book Review- Surrender the Heart by Mary Lu Tyndall
August 22, 2016

Genre: Pirate Romance You’ll like this if you like: Heroines that aren’t Drop-Dead Gorgeous, Pirates, and Riveting Conflict. Cleanliness: Twice, the heroine is nearly raped (by nearly, I mean the guy tackled her, though nothing else happened), but she’s rescued both times. Hero type: Brooding Noah’s hero type was rather hard to pin down, since…

Scoff Futuristic AI Brain chip writing prompt
August 19, 2016

Before participating in this writing prompt and writing the next part of the story, please read the writing prompt rules. Writing Prompt: In the future, everyone has a brain chip, so an artificially intelligent robot with their personality and knowledge can be made after the person dies. But these chips also have a more sinister use. What do…