A few presentations in and writer Dean Nelson left me with a few top-notch tips! Continue reading A Tip or Two From Writer Dean Nelson
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
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
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
Today there are hundreds of New Year’s resolutions floating around the atmosphere, let alone plastered all over the Facebook universe. Some are backed by good intentions, lifelong desires, and even more from spur of the moment interests. Regardless of where these resolutions stem from, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to bottle up all these grand expectations or wishful thoughts or … Continue reading New Year’s Lightening Bugs
Well, in true procrastinator fashion, I haven’t written pretty much anything in a long while. Surprising, I know. I think we’ve all been there and done that and, more annoyingly, read a bazillion hiatus blog posts about that very same issue. Suffice it to say, I picked up this book called Book in a Month. You guessed it – it’s about how to write a … Continue reading BIAM: Day One
I don’t know how, but I’m doing it. About a week ago, I officially put my mental foot down and told myself that I needed to start writing again. (Yay, me!) And, although it’s been extremely slow going, I seem to be making steady progress on the writing front. Now, when I say progress, I mean that I am writing a little of something every … Continue reading What Qualifies?
So, I haven’t even really started yet and I’m already positive I’m going to fail the whole NaNoWriMo thing. I’m not making excuses for myself but I totally am. Before I jumped on the whole NaNoWriMo bandwagon, I had a three-to-six month goal started on how I was going to write a novel. But my overly excitable disposition threw that out the window once I … Continue reading Bad Idea