How I find myself traveling to California, all expenses paid, with a little help from writing! Continue reading All Expenses Paid…
Learn more about how I conquered my fears and wrote my first article that was published under my writing pseudonym! Continue reading My First Article
How my dad’s small comment made me feel like a best-selling author before my time! Continue reading Poolside With My Old Man
I don’t recognize myself anymore. I’m probably more surprised than anyone else about the things I do and say. And I don’t mean to say that the things I say and do are bad – they’re just not something I would have ever associated with me prior to now. Now… now my life is a free-for-all of emotions. I catch myself fake laughing before I … Continue reading Life Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down
If you’ve stalked read my blog long enough then you’ll know that I’m desperate overly eager to get some of my work published under my pseudonym: Britta Hages. Up until now, all of my writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published with my real name in the byline. Which is great – awesome, even – after all, I’ll never forget what it felt like … Continue reading Freelance Writing Opportunity
I was chatting on the phone with one of my friends today when she noticed that one of her chickens had gone rouge and escaped its pen. Now, I’m not one to pigeonhole other species, but it you’ve ever been by chickens then you know that they are the Jason Bournes of the bird world. Well… maybe not in intelligence but certainly in stealthiness. Think … Continue reading Wayward Chickens Chasing Dreams
For some reason, as I sit by my window, watching the world around me thaw out from another Midwestern winter, I can’t help but feel like a naked tree. It’s true that I purposely asked my mother for a random topic to blog about since my website is dangerously close to surpassing even a stagnate state. But even so, when she threw the not-so-creative “leafless … Continue reading Naked Trees & Spring Cleaning
Yes, I’m talking to YOU. Calm down. Just breathe. To clarify, I did not win the Powerball. (I know, I know – how disappointing. Now, just imagine how I feel!) Did I get you, though? Yeah, I totally did. However, when I said lottery, I meant the writing lottery. What’s that, you ask? Well, to be perfectly honest, I just made it up. Though, I’m sure, … Continue reading I Won the Lottery!
A while ago my dog, Woogie, had a cartoon caricature drawn of him by artist Char Reed. Her new book, Cartoon Animal Friends, was in the early stages of the publication process and she was looking for volunteers to submit animal pictures to be used as the inspiration for the step-by-step demonstrations in the book. Long story short, I submitted a little later than requested, … Continue reading Pawtographs and a Writing Plan
“I’m as tall as the sky!” That’s what my three-year-old nephew told me while I was watching him over the holidays. And, for some reason, the phrase has really stuck with me ever since. I’ve even gone as far as starting to develop the bones of a short story just so I can use that line for some dialogue! I don’t know why that line … Continue reading As Tall as the Sky!