Mapping out your passions: 2019

IMG_5255The best thing happened…I got my new planner for 2019. I fully acknowledge and admit to being a total dork that I’m so excited about such a trivial thing, but nonetheless, it’s who I am. I use a Passion Planner, which is something that we discussed in a previous post about time blocking. It has been truly instrumental in aiding me to execute and make strides towards accomplishing my dreams, instead of keeping them in my head. How does it do this? Well, that’s called a Passion Map! Read More »

Set the scene: Election day edition

Copy of Work in progress (1)We all learned this in elementary school, you have five senses: sight, smell, taste, feel and hear. In your writing, as you are building a scene and trying to get that reader into the moment, you want to appeal to all five of these senses whenever possible and in vivid detail. For example, don’t just tell me that the strawberry tasted sweet, tell me that biting into the strawberry was like an explosion of flavor, causing you to salivate and want more!

As it’s election day here in Pennsylvania, I’m going to provide an example based on my experiences at the polls! (PSA: Get out and vote!) Bonus: This gives me an excuse to repurpose the annual election day selfie I’m always good for.

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Scary, spooky, suspenseful reads for Halloween

Work in progress (1)I would be seriously remiss if I didn’t discuss, at this time of year specifically, those scary, spooky, suspenseful reads I like to revisit around this time of year. I know movies get a lot of the praise — and believe me I do enjoy a good scary movie for Halloween — but, don’t forget about the books! To me, there’s nothing scarier than those demons that are in your head. (Double meaning intended!) Without further ado, my favorites:

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