We equestrians love the summer – not just because of the extra reading time, but because of the dry ground! I am looking forward to my horse being able to go outside all of the time and not having to worry about the mud. When you’re headed out to the […]

10 Horse Books You Need For Summer (and we’re giving ...


horse books
“The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse.” ~ Author Unknown Horses and books are two of my favorite things, and they aren’t as easy to combine as you might think. It’s hard to find good equestrian fiction (especially if you […]

4 Great Horse Books + 1 Big Bonus Giveaway


story theme creation
Welcome back to the series on heart healing for writers. We’re diving into what we believe about ourselves, how that ties into our characters, and how that creates a powerful theme for your story. After following the path of your emotion deep into the recesses of your memories, you will find […]

Unhindered Belief: Discovering the Theme of Your Story



memory writing
Welcome back to the series on Unhindered: Story Craft Through Inner Healing. If you missed the part on Emotion, here’s the link back. One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. -Rita Mae Brown As you’ve been journeying to connect with your emotions, it’s likely a story follows […]

Unhindered Memory: Writing the Scene for Healing


How do I make multi-dimensional characters? How do I make my stories more emotional? How can I write something people actually want to read? If you’re asking these questions, this blog post is for you. Unhindered will teach you how to connect with yourself and write a meaningful story based […]

Unhindered Emotion: Story Craft Through Inner Healing


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What do you want to be known for when people see your name? Whatever that thing is will end up being your author brand, and there’s a way to direct your media messages accordingly. For example, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Coca-Cola? […]

How To Develop Your Author Brand



Wow, NaNoWriMo flew by for me and now I’ve got a story ready to find the professional, printed pages of a book. Two years ago, I got to work and published my first completed NaNoWriMo story with Koehler Books. People ask me all the time, “How did you do that? […]

What Do You Want To Know About Book Publishing After ...


steps to publish your book
Congratulations reaching the end of your novel! It’s been quite an adventure, hasn’t it? All those words are on a page and now you want to take steps to being published. With this post, I’m going to save you a lot of time, money, and mental overwhelm by outlining steps […]

Steps To Publish Your Finished Story


listen to your heart and do what it says
Stop being someone else’s version of you. I know, it’s hard. You have a lot of voices pulling on you for your attention. Everyone has a version of you that they like. You’re the mom, brother, mailman, baker, garbage man, designer…the list goes on and on. But who do you […]

Listen To Your Heart And Do What It Says



Keeping up the pace in today’s world is really hard. Working a day desk job leaves no time for writing (plus exhausted eyeballs from Computer Vision Syndrome). Add in to that making your meals, laundry, hobbies, exercising… How can you get it all done and still prepare for a big writing […]

Take Back Your Life in 15 Minutes


story structure learn how to read
Read! One of the biggest pieces of advice given to writers who want to learn more about their craft. Well, that’s great, but reading to learn how to write has never made a lot of sense to me. The only thing I gathered from a lot of reading was intuitive […]

Learn to Write by Reading – Here’s How


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I don’t know about you, but I HATE trying to make an outline for a book I want to write. I can never get it perfect and as I write, it always ends up changing. Yet, at the same time, if I am a complete pantser (someone who writes by […]

How To Be A Plotter And A Pantser Writer (At ...