How to Restart Your Writing

I've been busy. We moved. Had a baby. Started a homestead. Got covid a few times. Had another baby. Got burned out. Sometimes there's only so much of you to go round and followed by covid madness, it was too much. I gave up. For real. I gave up my social media and figuratively, literally, … Continue reading How to Restart Your Writing

Update

My gosh. I can hardly believe it's been more than a year since I wrote a post on this blog. To be fair, I can't be blamed. I began my 8th pregnancy. We prepped the house to move (and by 'we' I actually mean my husband and myself got down in it - there was … Continue reading Update

Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel V: Hero is a Victim of the System

This post is part 5 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 4, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2), HERE (Part 3), and HERE (Part 4). Since we are talking about fiction, no story is a story without a hero. And since a dystopian society is inherently … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel V: Hero is a Victim of the System

Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State

This post is part 4 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 3, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2), and HERE (Part 3). Next week I’ll tackle the fifth ‘Must Have’  in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! I mentioned in my previous post on the fourth … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State

Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy

This post is part 3 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 2, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2). Next week I’ll tackle the fourth ‘Must Have’  in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! There are a lot of things that can be difficult to imagine in a … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy

Fiction Hashtag List for Clean Romance (with Bonus free books!)

Clean Indie Read authors are giving away a bunch of clean romance novels to celebrate St. Valentine's day. They range from Paranormal to Romantic comedy. If you love romance like I do, but live in fear of ending up with a smutty book, these are the types of authors for you! 'Clean' for these writers … Continue reading Fiction Hashtag List for Clean Romance (with Bonus free books!)

Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization

This post is part 2 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other one, it can be found HERE (Part 1). Next week I’ll tackle the third ‘Must Have’ in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! Every dystopian novel is called dystopian as a juxtaposition to its opposite, a utopia. … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization