First day of writing class: Bullet Journals

Welcome to the first day of writing class. If we were in a traditional classroom, I’d give a quick introduction about myself and setup the class rules. Yes, there are rules in creative writing class. Not only would I go over the rules, I’d pass out a copy and...

Writing Tip: How to spot ‘show don’t tell’ areas in your work

If there is any one writing tip that everyone agrees on it’s, ‘Show Don’t Tell.’ This is the cornerstone of reader engagement. There are instances where this doesn’t apply, I’ll get into that on another post. For now, let’s focus on the importance of showing. What is showing versus...

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Take a second look at those hard to love Fiction ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE  By Gail Honeyman 325 pp. Penguin Books. $16.00. I forget why I missed book club, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t there when this book was chosen as our June book. When I got...

Crochet animals are all the rage

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed animals and dolls. Most of the time, when you see this word used they’re talking about miniature size, but if you search for patterns, they come in all sizes. This trend is huge right now in the crochet...

All dreams are possible including becoming a writer

This is what I tell myself every day. My dreams will come true one day. Not like Buster and his cat naps. I’m talking dreams like becoming a writer, or whatever it is you had hoped to become when you grew up. These are possible. Of course, these dreams...