Writing and Storytelling

LITBULBS: The Ache of Apathy

Writers are rebels by nature. For a writer, a sudden strike of inspiration is like a cold splash of water in the face. Inspiration provides a writer with their second wind, but it usually comes at a price. Not only can you not sleep once you’ve been struck, but heeding its call usually leads you… Continue reading LITBULBS: The Ache of Apathy

Music

PLAY BY PLAY: Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life

Have you ever hovered over the purchase button in iTunes and wondered if you should buy a whole album or just a few songs? In Play by Play, Jessica talks about each track on the album du jour and tells you which songs are worth the download. You can even click the included affiliate links… Continue reading PLAY BY PLAY: Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life

Mental Health

ON THE BORDERLINE: “Nothing worse” than a bad expression

When I wrote an article titled Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman for AlignThoughts.com, I argued that it was time to retire the titular expression for a multitude of reasons. It wasn't until the day I wrote that article that I realized just how many expressions we still use today that are outdated or… Continue reading ON THE BORDERLINE: “Nothing worse” than a bad expression

Writing and Storytelling

How to Write Without Editing

HOW TO WRITE WITHOUT EDITING for the Sake of your NaNoing Sanity Every November, a battle cry can be heard across the globe as burgeoning writers take up their sharp implements against a common foe—the editor within. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is when everyone asks the same question: is it really possible to write… Continue reading How to Write Without Editing

Music

COMING SOON: A musical Play by Play

I love music. Don't we all? But my love of music runs deeper than simply downloading the latest album of my favourite artists, or bobbing along to the radio in the car. I love to talk about music, to analyze music, to share music with just about anyone. I know a lot of random factoids… Continue reading COMING SOON: A musical Play by Play

Writing and Storytelling

LITBULBS: ML, no longer on the D/L

This article was published on silverleafwriters.com For almost a decade, I’ve been participating in this amazing worldwide event called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of NaNoWriMo, if you don’t know, is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Every November is an insane month of scribbling and typing for writers… Continue reading LITBULBS: ML, no longer on the D/L

Publications

“Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman” Really?

This article was published on alignthoughts.com After the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, debate has never been more heated over the taking downof historical monuments. One side says removing these monuments attempts to hide or change history, while the other points out that they pay homage to questionable – and even shameful –… Continue reading “Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman” Really?

Publications

Wake Up Determined, Go to Bed Satisfied Everyday

This article was published on alignthoughts.com In this article, I want to talk about the morning after. No, not that kind of morning after. This is about waking up determined. STEP 1: THE TO-DO LIST The first step in waking up determined starts the night before. Recently, I explained why the successful, stress-free life is a myth. At the… Continue reading Wake Up Determined, Go to Bed Satisfied Everyday