First Impressions

When it comes to topics for my IWSG posts, I really push the envelope, mainly because insecurities will wait in the darkest corner, ready to slither through the smallest crack of doubt in our already fragile egos. Every aspect of writing has spots of vulnerability that allow for the second-guessing of our talents until, feeling defeated, … More First Impressions

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Writing a Collaborative Short Story—100 Words at a Time

The Magnificent Seven. The Dirty Dozen. And now, the Fantastic Fifteen. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to participate in a wonderful little distraction called, “Write a Short Story With Me,” sponsored by Josh Magill and the other fine folks over at The Magill Review. The Premise: Gather a group of fifteen talented individuals and … More Writing a Collaborative Short Story—100 Words at a Time

PBC—Sick Day

I rose at 3:00 this morning, swigged down a couple of cups of coffee, and broke out my highlighted copy of The Artist’s Way to review for my post. My stomach winced, my throat clinched, and I rushed to the bathroom and threw up. “The coffee must be hitting wrong.” Feeling dizzy and still a … More PBC—Sick Day

Spotlight On: Charmaine Clancy, Author and Dog Lover

Dognapped? is a mystery novel perfect for curious girls aged 10-12 years. There are funny and cute canine characters, but also elements of danger and intrigue. Clancy’s latest is the first installment in the Dog Show Detective Mystery Series, introducing Kitty Walker and her mischievous miniature schnauzer, Spade. In this adventure, they unravel the mystery of … More Spotlight On: Charmaine Clancy, Author and Dog Lover