Be My Guest: Bestow Your Wisdom on the Masses!

Writing

Just a quick post today. I’m officially inviting other readers, writers, editors, and publishing pros to come and be a guest on my blog! I’m open to topics so feel free to let me know what you’d like to write…

Tool Time Tuesday: Write or Die 2

Tool Time Tuesday, Writing

Tool Time Tuesday! Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Writing Tool: Write or Die 2 Platform: web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS Cost: Free to use…

Get More Writing Time: Find It in the Margins

Writing

What I’m Listening To: Paper Gods by Duran Duran — because, yknow Duran Duran Something Cool: The new Broadchurch season starts next week! Squeee! ~~~ What’s your biggest writing struggle? One of the most common things I hear from…

5 Things to Think About When Picking Beta Readers

Writing

What I’m Listening To: “I Bring Me” from the TV show Star (this is one of my favorite songs, currently) Something Cool: Claritin. Because little gremlins in the air are making my head explode. Ugh. ~~~ By the time we’re done…

Responsibility Means Saying No

Life Stuff

What I’m Listening To: “Smalltown Boy” by Bronksi Beat on World Shut Your Mouth Something Cool: Con season is coming up! One of the podcasts I’ve been listening to while I travel is the backlist of Beyond the To…

10 Tips for Killing Off Impostor Syndrome

Writing

What I’m Listening To: “At Last” by Etta James found on The Chess Box Something Cool: I’m binge-watching Timeless this week, which is feeding both the specfic chick and the historian in me! ~~ I’m working on some big…

Tool Time Tuesday: Scrivener

Tool Time Tuesday

Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: Scrivener Platform: Windows, Mac, iOS Cost: $40 (Windows), $45 (Mac), $20 (iOS) What it does: Scrivener does it…

Venessa’s Top 5 Books on Her Shelf!

Reading

What I’m Listening To: baby birds chirping in the walls — apparently, we have a woodpecker nest in the siding of our house. I’m sure there’s a story idea in there somewhere! Something Cool: I watched the Doctor Who…