The Secret Art of Journaling

“Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal.” ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey. Despite Miss Jane’s quotation above, what do Marcus Aurelius, Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci,…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

All About the Podcast

I love podcasts. I’m not sure why, but when I’m cleaning the house, making dinner, and walking the dog I love to listen to my favorite teachers, motivational speakers, business specialists, and short stories. Since the New Year started, I made a list of new-to-me podcasters, plus one I discovered last year, that I’m determined…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….

Planning

Are you a planner? Well, I am. I like to feel in control of situations, so I do lots of planning beforehand to be prepared for whatever might come. If I’m going to read scripture at church, I like to have the liturgy ahead of time, so I can practice. I like to know what…

Writing vs. Life

Do you set goals? For your job? For writing? For health? Well, I have done that for many years. In the past I wrote about strategies to help with goal setting and carrying out the actions to meet those goals for this blog. Those of you have publishers get your writing goals set by them….

Fear, Resistance, and Zombies: A Cure For All Your Writing Woes

E. B. White (author of Charlotte’s Web) said he admired anyone who “has the guts to write anything at all.” I’ve always loved this quote because I’m a writer easily paralyzed by fear. Fear of success. Fear of failure. Fear of zombies. I guess you could say I’m afraid of  just about everything. Added to…

Easter – so much more than a word

Easter. Six letters. Two syllables. A simple sounding word with a nice visual balance. A word tasked with conveying entire stories, and where a picture is often worth a thousand words, some words are worth a thousand pictures. In our complex world filled with assorted and often dissimilar beliefs, Easter conjures up an amazing collection…