Monthly Archive:: September 2016

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: October 2016

Let the games begin! Every October, the Write 31 Days challenge gives anyone with a blog the opportunity to post every day for the entire month of October. The Five Minute Friday community is hosting a challenge within the challenge, prompting writers with a particular word for each day of the month. Each daily post
Category: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

What’s Your Groove? | My Writing Playlist

I’ve always loved country music. From old-school classics like Rhinestone Cowboy, Jolene, Wichita Lineman, and The Gambler  to current top country hits such as Dirty Laundry, Vice, and Song for Another Time, I admire how each one tells a story and often reveals the intense motivation and emotions undergirding the lyrics. Yes, there are a few that are sooo
Category: Behind the Scenes

Five Minute Friday: Listen

This world is crazy loud, isn’t it? I feel like I’m losing the ability to listen well. Or maybe I should say the art listening well. Because it is an art form. A gift to our audience. A well-honed ability to put aside our own agendas and endless to-do lists and status updates to hear what our
Category: Five Minute Friday

10 Favorite Inspirational Romance Novels of All Time

I narrowed it down to books on my ‘keeper’ shelf, the rare few I’ve read repeatedly, characters who’ve come to mind several times over the years, and books that inspire me to be a better writer. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. This is the first inspirational romance I ever read as a pre-teen. My piano
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays