How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website

Thanks to the easy steps in this article, you can embed any of your Pinterest boards on your site. Just like this one: Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your brain!

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That my #book was growing as quickly as my flowers! #writerslife

Getting into the Earth is so grounding. I think my book *would* grow faster if I sat outside working. What do you think? Have you joined me over at Instagram? I most often post under the #writerslife tag Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your […]

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On my #morningwalk #writerslife

If I walk before doing anything else in the morning (even my first cup of coffee) it helps to wake up my brain, clear out the weird dreams of the night before, and send energy down into my toes. I’m not a huge fan of roses – but this one caught my eye and my […]

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Visiting Mission San Luis Rey – a Possible Writing Project

I’m thinking about doing a series of articles or possibly a book on the California Missions. Although Mission San Luis Rey (King of the Missions) is only 45 minutes from where I live, I’ve never visited. Took a few hours on Sunday to stroll through the historic grounds and the original mission church. Need a […]

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Join Me in Mind-Mapping Your Next Flash Non-Fiction (or Fiction)

Yesterday I wrote about  creating a mind-map in preparation for a flash non-fiction piece. Today I’m inviting you to do the same. (If you write fiction, please join in!) If you’ve never done mind-mapping, I’ve included links below to a few quick guides.  I have mind-mapping software (Simple Mind) but I prefer using pen and […]

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Anatomy of an Article – Part 1

If you think about it, it’s the details that draw us into a story – whether fiction or non-fiction. That’s why I was interested in reading a recent article about the value of  note-taking for travel writers. I’m not a travel writer, per se, but I never travel without a notebook shoved in my hip pocket. […]

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#Writers are always looking for new ideas #writerslife

From my weekly market research, Barnes & Noble. Bookstore visits are a must for writers who want to see what’s selling. Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your brain!

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