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IWSG: Learn marketing & how to win NaNoWriMo

IWSG: Learn marketing & how to win NaNoWriMo

For today’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post, I thought I’d help with others’ writing insecurities instead of whining about my own for a change. 🙂 Due to the pandemic, I’m now able to share what I’ve learned in the marketing and...
Mysterious Places: The real Mary King’s Close

Mysterious Places: The real Mary King’s Close

Before Covid, one of the places I was excited to visit in Edinburgh, Scotland was the Real Mary King’s Close. Located under the Royal Mile, in the historic Old Town area, the Close (a Scottish term that means “alleyway”) is Edinburgh’s only...
IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

IWSG: Writing 90K in 30 days

The Dan Brown Project changed my life in ways I didn’t expect. It was both easier, and harder, than I imagined. When I decided to try Brown’s schedule of getting up at 4 am and writing for seven hours (five in my case, marketing for two), I wasn’t...
Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

Scary True Stories: The son who didn’t leave

This story is as strange as it is sad. It was 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Josette Buchman’s estranged sister-in-law was in the hospital, so Buchman agreed to drop by the woman’s home and pack a few of her belongings. Her widowed sister-in-law, Rita...
Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

Mysterious Places: Journey to Discovery Island

When one thinks of eerie places to explore, Disneyworld doesn’t top the list…but perhaps it should. The Magic Kingdom has abandoned a number of theme parks, perhaps most famously in Japan, where the Nara Dreamland languished after squabbles over licensing...
IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

IWSG: The Dan Brown Project

Anyone else a fan of Masterclass? I came across something in Dan Brown’s that inspired me and that I think may help some of you, but it’s kind of extreme. It’s all about the process. Brown says he writes from 4 am to 11 am, every day. This got my...