challenges

She Couldn’t Look Away (Write Now Prompt for November 6, 2018)

  {a note to my followers: Today's Author is a site that offers weekly writing prompts of all kinds. I've taken the challenge to respond each week. The following passage is a bit dark, and not the usual happy stuff you might expect from me. Do not be alarmed. I'm not depressed, just stretching my writing muscles.}… Continue reading She Couldn’t Look Away (Write Now Prompt for November 6, 2018)

encouragement, How to be happy!, purpose

Why You Need a Mission Statement for Your Writing Life

You are a writer. You always have been. It is in the blueprint of your soul.

How to be happy!, Public Speaking

My First Speaking Event (a.k.a: blessed baby steps)

Yesterday, I had my first official speaking event.   After weeks of preparation and anticipation, I stepped in front of an audience and shared my story, my humor, my hope, and my heart with a group of people who frankly had no idea of what to expect.   Here are some details that must not… Continue reading My First Speaking Event (a.k.a: blessed baby steps)