Jorge Odon followed his dream and changed childbirth forever. The really funny thing was he was trying to find a way to get a cork out of a bottle! After he accomplished his task and won the bet, he claims he had a light bulb moment that the same device could help a baby out of the birth canal … [Read more...] about Following Your Dreams Pays Off
Read more is my advice for anyone wanting to release the screaming characters sitting in the jail inside their head. I'm not unique. Every writer, teacher, and librarian has said the same countless times. What's different now that I've recovered from the last ten seconds of Iron Bowl agony is … [Read more...] about Best Advice for Wannabe Writers? Read!
As a writer, I'm on the computer a lot. As technology advances, I'm spending free time on devices with screens (smart phone, kindles, tablets, big screen TV's). My eyes grew fatigued, unfocused, and tired. It got so bad I made up a diagnosis for it, "Scroll Sickness." I logged off for a few days … [Read more...] about Writers: Reduce Eye Fatigue With Gunnar Glasses
I know, it doesn't make sense does it? The backstory: My sister after reading my historical novel commented, "I think you've missed your calling. You should write romance." Thanks, Sis. Right after that, I was completing self edits on a medical, whistle-blower thriller when my mom had to have … [Read more...] about Writing a Book During a Family Medical Crisis
Swarmers is a dark fantasy thriller with apocalyptic overtones. The story begins in current time and progresses to "the event" which strikes as twin calamities. The problem for me after I've uploaded the e-book is-- the cover may not hit the right note, and it's my fault. Beware future writers. If … [Read more...] about Swarmers: Dark Fantasy or Apocalyptic Thriller?
As a writer, I sometimes forget to paint my walk on character's personalities with a broad stroke. While no one may like the chronic complainer, the always critical, or even the hypochondriac at work or in real life, they exist everywhere you go unless you live on a deserted island. The … [Read more...] about How To Make Grumps Memorable