Some days are meant for throwing a party and celebrating little wins. Today is one of them. It’s been a long year so far with many ups and downs…and my goal list for the year only has a couple things checked off. But if you’ve spent any time around me and my blog, you’ve probably picked up that I’m a natural optimist. It’s going to be okay and I’ve got hope that the tiny steps
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When writing fiction, I discovered that objective analysis was critical to make my stories stronger...and sellable. Along the way, I also discovered that I LOVE helping others unlock their stories. In fact, brainstorming those possibilities earned me the nickname "The Plot Whisperer" and I would love to pass along what I've learned and help you create a stronger story....Read more
Praise for The Author Toolbox Course
Thank you, Candee, for a wonderful bite-sized and focused course. I learned a lot and it's been rewarding to implement it so far. It may still feel like climbing a mountain, but at least I can see the summit now.
Praise for Catch of a Lifetime
This book is chock full of heartwarming, good story! I picked it up at 11:00 pm and could not put it down until I reached the last page. But hey, who needs sleep?
Encouragement for the Journey
Face it. Life can be a long, arduous climb filled with obstacles, but don't let that stop you from pursuing your goals because you are not alone...and the view from the top is worth the struggle. That's why I blog about my personal journey in order to encourage you in yours.
I wish I could take credit for the title of this blog post, but the idea of finding rest in the cracks of my crazy came straight from a Periscope by upcoming author Cara Grandle on her Writer’s Encouragement Show. (Seriously. Check her out every Tuesday 9 a.m. Pacific time for a boost of encouragement and a pep talk geared toward all sorts of creative people. End the commercial. Now back to my regularly scheduled
Thanks to today’s smartphones, the world is at our fingertips. From simple phone calls or texts to the vast web of social media connections, our contact lists have outgrown the old-fashioned Rolodex. Yet something as simple as a lost or broken phone highlights how quickly the broken connections affect our lives in this fast-paced world. Case in point? A family vacation disrupted by two phones. First, my brother runs his own fire alarm and security installation
From time to time, I offer others the opportunity to share a story to encourage us all in this journey called life. Today, welcome Theresa Lynn Hall, author of Ransom in Rio. Overcoming obstacles is something we all learn how to do. Life isn’t easy. It’s not always fun and it doesn’t always go the way we want it to. No one has a perfect life. No one. We often see Facebook pictures of smiling