Valentine’s Day: The 12 Most Romantic Songs for Literature

Hey, Lovelies! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all had a great day and got to spend some quality time with that special someone in your life. I’m going to continue my Valentine’s Day tradition this year by introducing you to some underrated and not so underrated romance songs that you can incorporate into your … More Valentine’s Day: The 12 Most Romantic Songs for Literature

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 4): Developing Your Plot

Hey, Lovelies! We’re going to be continuing our discussion about plotting your Novel this week. We’ll be delving into how to develop our plot and how to make it irresistible for readers. As we’ve been discussing, plot is the backbone of a story, and we need to take the time to develop a good one … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 4): Developing Your Plot

Publishing Opportunity: Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Hey, Lovelies! I thought I’d pass along a publishing opportunity for any aspiring science fiction writers out there. Established in 1930, Analog Science Fiction and Fact is a bimonthly magazine of science fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is published by Dell Magazines, which also publishes genre magazines Asimov’s Science Fiction, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In … More Publishing Opportunity: Analog Science Fiction and Fact

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well and that 2020 is off to a good start so far! As promised, we’re going to be looking at the ways plot can differ between films, television series, plays, novels, short stories, etc. Yes, there are slight differences as to how each form of storytelling is set … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

Hey, Lovelies! As promised, here’s what you need to know about this year’s writing competition. In the words of Writer’s Digest: Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 89th Annual Writing Competition for your chance … More Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition Winners

Hey, Lovelies! As usual, I try to make sure I keep you up to date on the Writer’s Digest’s Annual Writing Competition submission deadlines and winners. I know this is late again, as I keep forgetting that the winners are announced in September. However, without further adieu, here are last year’s winners! Grand Prize Winner:  … More Writer’s Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition Winners

Reflecting on 2019

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and got spoiled with love, good food, and even better company. I went home to Calgary for the first time in over a year for Christmas. It was super busy, but it was great to spend time with my family and friends. Now, as 2019 draws … More Reflecting on 2019

Happy Halloween!

Hey, Lovelies! Happy Halloween! I know I’ve gone AWOL this past month. Wedding planning has been more involved than I figured it would be.  I will eventually find some time to finish the last quarter of our next plot post. I hope everyone is doing well, though! As you wait for my next post, you … More Happy Halloween!