Tonight is the night! GENRE WARS: Romance vs. Erotica!

Tonight is the night you've all been waiting for, GENRE WARS: Romance vs. Erotica! This workshop will be co-hosted by yours truly J. Jobe and Kassandra Klay and you won't want to miss a moment of it! Here's a snippet from the press release: Romance vs. Erotica Writing Workshop CALS Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock Thursday, September … Continue reading Tonight is the night! GENRE WARS: Romance vs. Erotica!


You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero It's especially interesting to go back over my journal from a year ago regarding the lessons in this book and really see a kind of "before" and "after" scenario. Allow me to set the scene for you. Sincero talks about self-sabotaging stories, the things that you hear yourself … Continue reading You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Now that the secret is out of the bag and you all know I've committed to yet another reading challenge, I feel comfortable telling you I've just finished book 2 of the Anne series, Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The Anne Read Along challenge is one that I heard about it from The Book Date, … Continue reading Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott A passage of Lamott's made me pair two quite disparate characters, those being herself, a Christian dreadlock-haired old white writer lady, and Neil Gaiman's beloved Sandman character Delirium, because both follow goldfish. Lamott is talking about creativity in writing, and following it wherever it takes you. And Delirum happens to … Continue reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Journal Lost & Found, aka, the Commonplace Book

One of the staples of the writerly life is a penchant for blank books. A long, long time ago, I discovered this book at Wordsworth Books (whose old weblink no longer works because they're under new ownership) and, though I was there to buy a gift for someone else, I couldn't resist this purchase for myself. I wrote … Continue reading Journal Lost & Found, aka, the Commonplace Book

Reading Challenges Progress Report

[ // JANUARY // FEBRUARY // MARCH // APRIL // MAY // JUNE // JULY // AUGUST // ] With August done our year is 2/3 finished with 1/3 to go. I’ve read 33 books so far. Challenge Completed Status PopSugar 33 of 40 83% main 33 of 52 63% advanced Audiobooks 1 100% bit … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

After thirteen books of building up a life, Harry's had everything is destroyed. In the rubble of book fourteen, he has to relearn everything, starting with a very pretty physical therapist named Sarissa who will teach him the basics before Mab gives him some hands-on daily experience of how not to die. By, you know, … Continue reading Cold Days by Jim Butcher