Technology, Uncategorized, Writing Life, Writing resources

Eleven must-haves in my writer toolkit

I'll bet you don't even remember the days when a computer was the newest thing in writing gadgetry. With the plethora of apps and add-ons that has bombarded us over the last years,  these days it's almost a full-time job to keep up with the latest. I don't think I have. But I do have… Continue reading Eleven must-haves in my writer toolkit

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Writing Life, Writing Prompts, Writing resources

Abundant Rain Journal (Review)

Abundant Rain Journal: A Devotional Journal for Writers of Faith by Marcia Lee Laycock My rating: 5 of 5 stars Marcia Laycock's Abundant Rain Journal is a devotional journal that will be of special interest to Christian writers. Each of the 30 one-page meditations deals with some aspect of the writer's life. Laycock's own experience… Continue reading Abundant Rain Journal (Review)

Writing Prompts, Writing resources

Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

Today is the first day of March. The word “March comes form the Roman ‘Martius.’ According to this site, it was originally the first month of the year (Roman calendar) named after Mars the god of war. The flower of the month of March is the Daffodil or Jonquil. March’s stone is Aquamarine  / Bloodstone… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

Family News, Writing Life

It’s December!

November, the crazy month of writing challenges is over!  A few years ago I submitted myself to NaNoWriMo. For the last couple of Novembers, I've participated (somewhat) in the November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge (prompts, initiative and encouragement supplied by Robert Brewer the blogmeister at Poetic Asides, Writer's Digest's blog for poets). I participated in that… Continue reading It’s December!

Writing resources

Writing ideas warehouse

For those days when you're scraping the bottom of your idea bin, here's a supply depot. Check out,  then bookmark these sites for a wealth of writing ideas (for fiction, non-fiction, blogs and poems). They're  just a mouse-click away. 50 Ideas to Immediately Combat Writers Block Creative Writing Prompts  (hover your mouse over any number… Continue reading Writing ideas warehouse