Media Writing Prompt | October 2021

What if you found an ancient sword in the middle of a lake? Watch this clip below: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-45763186 Now write a story or poem inspired by this clip. Let your creativity take you wherever it will or keep reading for muse stimulators if you would like suggestions. Muse Stimulators: Who was the original owner?How did… Continue reading Media Writing Prompt | October 2021

Monthly Writing Prompt – October 2021!

The edge of the platform begins at the tip of your toes. You stare down into a seemingly endless abyss. There's a roaring sound in your ears. Goosebumps raise on your arms, and your heart races faster and faster. This is it. This is the moment. This is the moment your life changes forever. **Muse… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – October 2021!

Word Prompt | September 2021

Stimulate your Muse with this one-word prompt! I recommend going somewhere quiet with your laptop or pen and paper and thinking about this word for at least 3 minutes. Ambition What images come to mind? What emotions? What memories? What desires? Now write. Happy Writing! ~MJ

Monthly Writing Prompt – August 2021

Hello everyone! Here is another writing prompt to help stimulate your muse! Hope you enjoy! ***Writing Prompt*** There is red in the air. From every angle, it's all that can be seen, or is just all that you can see? Beads of wet liquid are running down your skin. Your awareness pushes away from the… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – August 2021

Monthly Writing Prompt – July 2021

It has been a really long time since I posted anything to this blog and a lot has taken place in that space but I am back and ready to put fingers to keyboard again! I want to begin with something small: A writing prompt. I host a local writers critique group in my area… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – July 2021

Adding Art to Your Book

Most authors plan to have an elaborate cover for their book.  We've all heard the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover" but.... we all judge books by their covers, so making sure we have a good one for our own is at the top of our pre-publishing checklist. What about art throughout the… Continue reading Adding Art to Your Book

Review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

I was skeptical how good this book might be because one of its coauthors, Kimberly Jones, had a video about racism and social contracts that went pretty viral after the death of George Floyd. Part of me thought this book's popularity was hype surrounding that. I was 300% wrong. This book had me turning the… Continue reading Review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Evolution of a Manuscript: Part 2 – Microsoft Word to PDF

In Evolution of a Manuscript part 1, we discussed scribbling your first draft on the go with gmail (or anything else handy), and then transferring it to your computer to beef it up in your designated writing space. Now, the next step is to take that piece and edit, edit, edit, and edit again. In… Continue reading Evolution of a Manuscript: Part 2 – Microsoft Word to PDF

2020 – Week 12 and Covid-19

Welp, it's been a crazy couple of weeks, my kid has been home because the daycare is closed, and even though I've been home a lot this week too, I haven't been able to accomplish a whole lot story wise. I still haven't met my last goal. In fact, yesterday is the first day I've… Continue reading 2020 – Week 12 and Covid-19

Writing Resolutions – 2020

It's the new year, and not only that, but the start of a new decade.  It's sinking in that I've had my book floating around in my mind now for nearly 20 years, it's current iteration for the last 2 years, and it's predecessor for 8.  Wow!  Time really does fly by, especially for procrastinating… Continue reading Writing Resolutions – 2020