5 Reasons You Need an Author Platform Now

Have you ever heard the term “author platform?” The simplest definition: your audience of potential readers.  These days, most agents and publishers require you to have an author platform. That’s because they no longer do all the legwork for you, … Continue reading

Goddesses of Writing & Creativity

I’ve written before about the Muses and how to craft a relationship with them that enhances your creative power. Now let’s look at some Goddesses (and a couple of Gods) who can also infuse your creative work with some extra … Continue reading

The Care & Feeding of A Thriving Artist

So you want to be a Thriving Artist. You decide to incorporate one (or more) of your creative passions into your everyday life. Go, you! But now what? How do you sustain yourself for the long haul? Especially when “everyone … Continue reading

What’s Your Big Vision?

I talk a lot on this blog, over time, about vision boards. That’s because I love making them and find them a useful reminder of my aims. But let’s step back just a moment. In order to use a vision … Continue reading

Doorways to the House of Wholeness

When I was a young child, I was wildly creative. I was also sensitive, smart, and a people-pleaser, which led me in the direction of academic achievement. Striving for straight As in school became a way of seeking approval. Over … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Writing Win

I did it! I finished writing 50,000 words in November – with three days to spare. I’ve never finished early before. Woo hoo! The novel I’m working on isn’t done, but I’m taking a few days off from it. I … Continue reading

Sprinting to the Finish: NaNoWriMo Days 24-27

NaNoWriMo, November 2019, DAY 24 – 2003 words Dear Diary, I did my writing in the evening, after a day of making more holiday cards and then going out to dinner with BlackLion and some of his co-workers. No sprints this … Continue reading