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Author Interview with David Kravetz (my kindred quirky traveler!) about his brand new book

Author Interview: David Kravetz’s “Unique Town Names”  Today I’m bringing you an interview with first-time author, but longtime writer, photographer and quirky traveler, David Kravetz. Does his name sound familiar? Readers of this blog may recall his wonderful guest post “All About Jackalopes.” [Disclosure: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means I earn a few pennies at no additional expense to you if you click on them and make a purchase.]   David Kravetz: Kindred Quirky Traveler I met David Kravetz several years ago on Twitter, and I immediately realized he is a kindred spirit. We both love exploring offbeat…

Guest Post: How Does a Pantser Reach the End? by Patricia Josephine

Check out my friend’s new book: Mistakes of the Past I’m always excited when my friends release books. Case in point: Patricia Josephine. She recently published a YA science fiction romance called Mistakes of the Past. Whoo hoo! Go, Patty!  Who is Patricia Josephine? Like me, Patricia is intrigued by haunted places, UFO sightings, the paranormal, and other eerie fodder. She writes Young Adult stories that often feature paranormal beings struggling with human issues.  We met on Twitter! Patricia and I met through a weekly writing chat on Twitter. The chat is called #StoryDam and if you wonder why I…

Biting off more than I can chew?

What is IWSG? IWSG stands for “Insecure Writers Support Group.” It’s a monthly check-in for writers of all stripes. Its creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh, describes ISWG like this: “Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” – Alex J. Cavanaugh Stepping out of my DIY comfort zone:   So IWSG peeps, here’s what’s up with me this month. My current insecurity is that I may have bitten…

Tell me about your “big but,” Simone!

What is IWSG? IWSG stands for “Insecure Writers Support Group.” It’s a monthly check-in for writers of all stripes. Its creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh, describes ISWG like this: “Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” – Alex J. Cavanaugh My big writing fear: My big writing fear is that I won’t be able to keep up with everything. I love all my writing projects, and I do…

8 Years & 34K Tweets Later – I still love Twitter!

You just never know… (well, eventually you do!) February’s IWSG post about dealing with jealousy was rather long-winded, so I’ll try to keep this one short. The main thing I’d like to share with other writers this month is that: You just never know where things will lead! The magic of Twitter Take Twitter. When I posted my first tweet (as seen above) I had no idea where it would lead. (To find *your* first tweet: click here.) Eight years and some 34,000 tweets later…I have had so many opportunities, both directly and indirectly, come my way simply by tweeting. I’ve…

Rancid Butter is My Pomegranate

What is your pomegranate? Today’s post is in response to the following writing prompt posted by Morgan Dragonwillow at the Story Dam website: Writing Prompt: What is your pomegranate? What is it that when you see, hear, or taste immediately takes you to another place and time? Tell us about it in as much detail as you can or give your character such a moment in time. Word Prompt: Memories Share your stories, characters, scenes with us by linking up. Make sure you visit your neighbors one or two before and after. If you are last on the list go…

Mystery of the Missing Mummy Head

My Week: Mystery of the Missing Mummy Head I haven’t posted anything personal on my blog for a while, but I’ve decided to get back into that habit. After all, one of my mottoes is that, “even home is a travel destination,” so why not share a little more of my world with you?  Here you go: It’s not often that I have, “find mummy head,” on my to-do list, but such was the craziness of last week, that I found myself tucking that odd phrase in between, “buy sunscreen” and “hang laundry” on my note pad. It all started…

StoryDam Writing Chat Blog Hop

StoryDam Writing Chat Blog Hop If you are a member of the StoryDam writing community, or would like to join us, check out this post via Morgan Dragonwillow. For you skim-readers out there, here’s an excerpt from that page so you can learn a little more about StoryDam: The mission and purpose for Story Dam is to create a safe environment for writers to come together for support and encouragement for their writing. We are here to help inspire and motivate you to write the stories that are inside of you just waiting to flow onto the page. It is…