I Finally Tried Audible

Everywhere I go I see ads for Storytel, a Swedish app that provides books in audio format, similar to the app Audible. I see these ads on the backs of buses, in subway stations, plastered above the seats on the train, and anywhere else they can get away with advertising. When I speak to otherContinue reading “I Finally Tried Audible”

What I’m Reading, What I’m Writing

Last year I read 23 books. By my standards, that number was completely unacceptable. I normally read at least one book a week, if not more. Books are what keep my creativity flowing, they are what I study to hone my storytelling abilities, in other words, they are necessary. So when I see how fewContinue reading “What I’m Reading, What I’m Writing”

Support Your Local Bookshop – Join a Book Club

Instagram is my favorite form of social media. Twitter to me is like an endless autobahn. I use Facebook the most, but I really enjoy Instagram and I’ll tell you why. Facebook, loaded with political memes, angry judgements, and a sense of divisiveness, makes me feel angry or frustrated or judged or a number ofContinue reading “Support Your Local Bookshop – Join a Book Club”

What do you like in a story?

What do you like in a story? Have you ever thought about it? And by that, I mean more than for a few seconds. Have you ever sat down and made a list of the things you enjoy about the stories you read? I read Chris Baty’s book, No Plot, No Problem last week. ForContinue reading “What do you like in a story?”

Bug Out on Amazon

You may not have heard from me over the past few months, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working hard. We’ve gone through an evaluation process with our daughter, and I took a part-time job, both of which left little time for social activities, especially when you add my writing time to the equation.Continue reading “Bug Out on Amazon”

I Write Like Who?

It all began with a question. Or, a request. During my latest round of submissions, I ran across this: Include a short bio and describe your style.  My style? I don’t know my style. Themes, no problem. Genres, easy. But style? So I did what any respectable writer does when met with a question likeContinue reading “I Write Like Who?”

Thursday Thoughts – Mud and Fingerprint Mazes

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts, objects or ideas I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Last week Stockholm was a winter wonderland. This week? Well, let’s just say I ran across Frosty the Snowman earlier. He’s nothing but a puddle now. In fact, most of the fields around our home are giantContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Mud and Fingerprint Mazes”

Imagine What An Alligator Would Do and Other Ways I Motivate Myself

In our home, silly gets a good place. Somewhere between the hot water boiler and the computer. We’ve come to rely on it, fall back on it, pull it out when we’re stressed and a number of other clichés I could fit in here. We’re silly people, what can I say? So a typical dinnerContinue reading “Imagine What An Alligator Would Do and Other Ways I Motivate Myself”

Thursday Thoughts – Graffiti and Bicycle Wheel Conspiracies

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Stockholm is still freezing, though today it’s a mild -10 degrees. I’ve perfected the art of wearing two pairs of pants at the same time and I can now do at least thirty different tasks while wearing my gloves. IfContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Graffiti and Bicycle Wheel Conspiracies”

Writing Projects Update

Today’s post is a short one. I really just wanted to take the time to recap where I am on my writing projects. Flameborne — The sequel to Ashborne. I gotta tell you, I’m loving this book. New plot twists. New challenges. Poor Joelle. The revision process is about halfway completed. It’s taken longer thanContinue reading “Writing Projects Update”