February 2 ISWG Blog Hop: Who Inspired You?

Happy Wednesday! The Insecure Writers’ Group is a group of writers offering motivation and encouragement to all those taking on the challenges of writing. Every month the ISWG sponsors a blog hop where writers can blog about a topic related to overcoming obstacles and exploring various aspects of the writing journey. If you’d like to... Continue Reading →

Vampire Weekend Read

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” -Bram Stoker, Dracula Who's your favorite literary vampire of them all? I asked myself that question this weekend as I finished reading The Vampyre by John William Polidori, featuring the diabolical Lord Ruthven (spoiler, he's definitely not my favorite vampire). It's a popular... Continue Reading →

A Book and a Fall Weekend

What types of books do you like to read on the weekends? Do the seasons, the weather or the day influence what type of book you pick up? I've been really enjoying the fall this year. We don't have much of a fall, not compared to other areas with more distinct seasons. But the weather... Continue Reading →

The Great Dame of Death

She’s not dead. But she’s not alive. She exists somewhere in the realm of the once was. A beautiful hat, tilted over her eye. A dress, swirling with colors—the color of flowers, of the sky, of the ocean, and of a busy marketplace. Of life. She’s sophisticated, she’s out and about. She’s full of life.... Continue Reading →

Worst Father Ever

This past Saturday, on 20 June here in the United States, we took time to recognize the wonderful fathers and father figures who are important in our lives by celebrating Father's Day. I too participated in this special day of commemoration and actually had my cards and gifts ready to go early (I still can't... Continue Reading →

The Vainest of them All

Is it the smile—smug and a little condescending? The tilt of her head, lifted slightly as she looks down both literally and figuratively on those around her? Maybe it’s the jewels, or the opulent fabric of her gown. Or maybe, even more likely, it is the mirror in her hand, a mirror that is likely... Continue Reading →

The King of Writer’s Block

The universally feared and loathed King of Writer's Block...this gentleman and I, we know each other quite well. I've been to see him many times these last few years (unwillingly, of course). I've spent countless hours in his presence, staring at him through the blinking cursor on the screen. I don't know what he looks... Continue Reading →

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