Day 13 NaBloPoMo; Thear: A New Word For Unisex Grammar

There, a new spelling for writers who want their work to reflect a singular person because they're writing about a situation that is gender neutral.  Now we don't have to change the spoken word, yet the grammar is magically referring to the singular....more

What to Do with a Writer's Block?

  Some months ago I wrote a post about my search for inspiration, as I had spent some time without writing, for an absolute lack of will or inspiration.So…yes, I didn’t write anything for 1,5 month and when I did, it was because I rationally decided to give it a try. But let me tell you why, what and how it happened. Why? ...more

Finding My Muse

NaBloPoMo, Wednesday, November 12Have you ever had extended writer’s block? How long did it last? What did you do to break out of it, and do you have tips for other bloggers?...more

Day 12: NaBloPoMo; Writers Block and How I Deal

Typically I don't have a problem with writer's block.  Usually, I get mad that I have to stop writing and go to work. Since I'm never writing when the best ideas come, I'm always jotting ideas down and making notes.  My friend at witty word smith came up with some personal notebooks for the writers association and calls them itty-bitty Brainstorm Dissipation Prevention Devices.   Yeah, I need that....more

Did Someone Die or are You a Writer?

The other day while avoiding my manuscript like the Ebola virus and shopping online...I mean...researching...I came across the Five Stages of Grief. I really am going to write about a guy in a grieving group, just probably not anytime soon. Anyhoo, as I read through them I realized that grief is a lot like writing a book.  A good time was had by all. 1. Denial "OMG. I've really got natural talent."...more

I See Dead People (Cuz I Write Mystery)

Dia De Los Muertos FestivalArtwork at the Dia De Los Muertos Festival hosted by MECA in the Sixth Ward near downtown Houston Texas. Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission....more

Writing: The Raw and the Cooked

We all hear about how to improve our diets by eating unprocessed, “cleaner,” whole foods. Similarly, allowing ourselves to write “raw,” to release our fresh, unprocessed voices onto the page, can bring a boost of energy and a new sense of authenticity to our work. ...more
This gave me chills. Amazing post. Crazy truthful. I loved it. I'm definitely going to keep this ...more

It's too early to feel defeated

It is day 4 of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), wherein those who are taking on the crazy challenge will complete 50,000 words in 30...more
ForTheLoveOfLivin Yes, good thing that was only in the imagination. I do have an outline. I have ...more

The Romance of NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo

There is an amalgam of optimism and insanity in signing up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo).  Both are month-long self-challenges that could, possibly, cause a writer to form a Good Habit: writing every day....more
Hailey Reede What user name did you use for NaNo? I looked for you, but couldn't find you. :( If ...more

NaBloPoMo+NaNoWriMo=I Write For T-Shirts

Happy Calendar Day! It is November 1st.A lot happens in November. And people celebrate this month in lots of different ways.You'll see some folks participating in Thankfulness Challenges--taking pictures of different things they are thankful for, posting what they are thankful for daily in honor of Thanksgiving....more
Happy Birthday, mommyverbs!  I, too, have embraced both NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo.  Best wishes! ...more