How to write when you just don’t feel like it.

Set the mood I cut the last bunch of flowers from my garden to create a pleasing atmosphere and soothing scent. Prepare your drinks and snacks I'm good for a few hours. When the hot drink is gone, it's on to water.  Play the right music Whatever you like that suites your mood, or your... Continue Reading →

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How do you write?

People are always asking how to write and work full time. Here's my advice.   Give up any thoughts of a social life - at least for the first ten years. Use the weather to your advantage. Too hot = air condition and write. Too cold = crank the heat and write. Just right =... Continue Reading →

Addicted to publishing

Publishing my first book was both terrifying and exhilarating. How would it be received? Would I be outed as a fraud and have my internet privileges locked away? Would people be kind or mean? So many emotions came with the first book, and when nothing exceptionally bad, or amazingly good happened, I kept writing. As... Continue Reading →

What is Horror?

Horror as defined  by Dictionary.com noun an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking,   terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear  https://www.dictionary.com/browse/horror Why do we love it so much? My personal theory - I am not going to get into the actual psychology of it, or steal others thoughts. I feel as though horror represents a deep, mysterious, unknown that draws people. At least it does for me.... Continue Reading →

How Not To Write a Novel

Start with deciding to clean out the closet Then run to the grocery store for ONE item Put it all away, start laundry and arrange flowers.   Realize next weekend is booked solid so you must carve your pumpkin NOW   And Finally - Open your own retail store! https://opalescence.store/  What keeps you from writing? 

The Scent of You is the Death of Me.

  I am not a fan of screaming poor me from the roof tops and generally lean away from those who are. However, when the air we breath has already become less than tolerable,  then the masses all douse themselves in chemicals - things have to change. There is a known, and studied, disease labelled... Continue Reading →

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