Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex … Continue reading Breathing life into your characters

Are you Alright Out There? Here’s Some Virtual HUGS!

I read the best blogpost from one of my friends, Blonde Write More, called: "9 Benefits of giving another blogger or writer a 'virtual hug' #tweethugs #writers #bloggers." Blonde goes on to say: "I have had a 'challenging' week, which I am not going to go into detail on as some of you go through far … Continue reading Are you Alright Out There? Here’s Some Virtual HUGS!

Mindful Monday – Friendship and Love – By Erika Kind

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. This week, and the first Monday of each month going forward, … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Friendship and Love – By Erika Kind

Coffee or Tea? Come Visit With ME!

My amazing friend Eloise, from Thoughts By Mello-Ello, has invited me to coffee so many times that I had to follow up and invite her, and all the rest of you, to join us in a good old fashioned cup of coffee or tea.  Here are Eloise and I right now, in the photo above, … Continue reading Coffee or Tea? Come Visit With ME!

Be Inspired By the Community

Today’s assignment in Blogging 101: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!  Did you mention a personal connection to what was written? Tell that story, using the original discussion as a starting point for yours. I stumbled upon another blogger yesterday … Continue reading Be Inspired By the Community

Connie and Ling

Today in Writing 101, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study. I adore my morning walks, especially now that autumn is imminent and the temperatures are lowering. I usually start out with my two trusty side-kicks, Sugar and … Continue reading Connie and Ling