On Writing: Can You Call Yourself a Writer if You Don’t Get Paid?

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com This has been a hot topic in the writing community for a long time now - should you call yourself a Writer even if it's not your day job? I'm not sure if this is even a debate anymore, because all I ever hear is, "If you write, then … Continue reading On Writing: Can You Call Yourself a Writer if You Don’t Get Paid?

On Writing: Misunderstandings Lead to Better Characters

Photo by Shiny Diamond on Pexels.com In December of 2019, I met a newlywed couple at a Christmas party. They had recently come back from their honeymoon, which included a cruise. One night the crew put together a game night for all the passengers, which included a version of The Newlywed Game. When the host … Continue reading On Writing: Misunderstandings Lead to Better Characters

Cleaning Day

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Saturday mornings in my house mean one thing: Cleaning Day has begun. I have kids and cats, so every day is Cleaning Day to some extent, but Saturdays are for getting into the corners, behind the furniture, moving appliances, on my hands and knees, Don't-Bother-Me-Can't-You-See-I'm-Busy-If-You-Can't-Find-Something-To-Do-So-Help-Me-You-Can-Get-Down-Here-With-Me, THAT kind of cleaning. My favorite part … Continue reading Cleaning Day