In honor of NaNoWriMo last November, the Iredell County Public Library that I work for in North Carolina partnered with Mitchell Community College to create the first ever community novel. We created a group of writers who were patrons and staff of the library, and students and staff from the college. We organized our thoughts,… Continue reading Writing as a Community
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! I am so excited for this year because, as everyone does, I have set a New Year's Resolution, and it involves all of YOU (my followers and fellow bloggers). Unlike most of the "lose weight" plans, mine is (I'd like to think) realistic. I plan on finishing my novel. I've been writing… Continue reading Bringing in the New Year
As the year draws to an end, I find myself compelled to share my top five reads for the 2015 year (though some of these books were not published this year). Everyone has different tastes and I am not suggesting anyone read these books simply because I enjoyed them. You should read what appeals to you. … Continue reading The Top 5 Reads of 2015
Let's be honest with ourselves, unless you are a full-time writer, English teacher, Professor, Student, or otherwise "paid-to-write," you probably don't have the time to write a novel in one month. Even if you are one of the above mentioned individuals, your time is still limited and your writing is usually limited to your area… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: A Realistic Approach
This year's biggest hit for film songs was probably "Happy" by Pharrell Williams for Despicable Me 2, and I know "Let It Go" for Frozen won the Academy Award, as it should, but let me ask you this, when "Happy" comes on the radio, can you resist the urge to dance? I didn't think so. … Continue reading How Essential is Happiness?