How can a story titled “Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat” help you write an original science fiction or horror story? Here are the basics of the news item and some writing prompts for how you might use them in a fictional tale of your own.
June is National Audiobook and to celebrate, I fully intended to launch the audiobook version of Public Speaking Super Powers. I hired an audio engineer. I verified which of my microphones would be best to use. And I purchased a mini-sound-proofing device to help make the sound crisper. This was all done by February. Plenty of time to get this all done, right?
Then I started working on the script.
A couple of years ago, I started reading books about the Catholic faith during Lent. You can read my previous posts from 2018 and 2019, if you wish. Normally, I only read three books during those 40 days, but because I started early … and have decided not to stop, […]
Poetry can be hard to define, but most people know a poem when they read one. Some people love poetry; others can do without it. Regardless, understanding this art form — as a reader or a writer — is part of any well-rounded education. Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, which happens every April, I’ve decided to present some frequently asked questions and their answers.
This past weekend, I attended Gallifrey One, a Los Angeles Doctor Who convention, with my husband. One of the sessions we attended was led by Christopher Jones, a Minnesota-based illustrator, and comic book artist. He did his session in a really interesting way that I think you could probably adapt […]
A short story based on this prompt: The whacky antique dealer took pictures near a broken refrigerator about an hour ago to discover the secret.
Another year and another Lent has passed. I enjoyed my Lenten reading last year, so I thought I’d do it again. And again, it was a mixed bag. Here are my thoughts… The Archaeology of Faith: A Personal Exploration of How We Come to Believe by Fr. Louis J. Cameli […]
This past Lent, I decided to read books on the Christian faith. During that time, I was able to read three books: Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does) by Scott Hahn The Name of God Is Mercy by Pope Francis and translated by Oonagh […]