Tag: Writing Toolbox

My Grand Collection of Story Ideas

My Grand Collection of Story Ideas

A very long time ago, I remember reading a little meme or something of the sort saying that all writers need to keep a journal by their bed, because they’d wake up in the middle of the night with inspiration and need to jot it down before they forgot.  How many of you writer types out there relate to this feeling? … I definitely do.  I’m also the type of person who doesn’t like to turn on my light and wake my spouse, so if I wake up with the idea, I used to repeat it over and over in […]

Posted May 18, 2020 in Writing // 4 Comments //
DabbleWriter:  Cloud-Based Writing Software That Is Pretty Amazing

DabbleWriter: Cloud-Based Writing Software That Is Pretty Amazing

Good morning everyone! I wanted to take a little time today to talk about the cloud-based writing software I’ve been using for the last couple years – DabbleWriter.  Please know that I am not a rep for this company and I am not receiving any benefits to discuss this tool – I just want to share something out of my Writing Toolbox. 🙂 Since the age of nine, I wrote in MS Word.  It was there on the computer and easy to use.  As the world has evolved, MS Word doesn’t really cut it anymore.  I want to be able […]

Posted March 30, 2020 in Writing // 0 Comments //
The Importance of My Writer Tribe

The Importance of My Writer Tribe

If you’re in the bookish community, you’ve probably noticed a lot of authors have a writer tribe.  For me, the first example that comes to mind is the friendship between Amanda Foody (Ace of Shades) and Christine Lynn Herman (The Devouring Grey).  I’ve been following Amanda’s social media for three years, and Christine makes regular appearances… more since Amanda relocated to Boston. I love writer friendships.  They make me so happy. I’ve always wanted one. Growing up, a lot of my peers wrote for fun.  There was a writing competition at our middle school, and I remember wrangling my friends and […]

Posted March 6, 2020 in Writing // 0 Comments //
Collaboration: A July Scribbler Unboxing! (SPOILERS!)

Collaboration: A July Scribbler Unboxing! (SPOILERS!)

Good morning beautiful monsters! It’s been a long time since I subscribed to Scribbler.  I really love the writerly bits they send out, but the books themselves are hit or miss with me.  They’re not bad books, but the last few boxes have not my genre, generally speaking.  That said, sometimes they have a topic that really piques my interest, and July’s topic, “Collaboration” was one of them. This month’s Scribbler box is all about working with another writer in the development of the novel.  I’ve never really understood how that traditionally works.  The first novel I wrote was a collaboration… […]

Posted August 13, 2019 in Unboxings // 2 Comments //
August Scribbler Unboxing / Tackling Tension / SPOILERS!

August Scribbler Unboxing / Tackling Tension / SPOILERS!

It’s been a really long time since I did an unboxing… partially because they take forever, and partially because they don’t get the blog a lot of traffic, so they’re not really worth the trouble.  But I’ve been thinking about doing one for a few months now, because I really like Scribbler. The Scribbler subscription box is run by authors Lindsay Cummings and Victoria Scott, and is focused on not only getting you a great new release each month (usually YA), but also helping aspiring authors hone their writing skills and giving them an inside look at the publishing world.  There’s really nothing […]

Posted August 30, 2018 in Unboxings // 4 Comments //