Finally! Another Caffeinated Convo! Did you miss me? *wink, wink* If you haven't guessed, my family is still. homeless. *Sigh...* But, the good news is, we just got final approval yesterday for the loan on our house! As of May 5, I might--just might--be able to get back into my regular schedule! *crosses fingers and… Continue reading Caffeinated Convo: What is Your Favorite Travel Music?
Hello, readers of Caffeinated Fiction! I’m delighted to join you here today. One of the things people often ask me when they find out I’m a writer is, “How do you come up with your story ideas?” Great question! I’ve put together a list of 8 different techniques I’ve used to find inspiration for my… Continue reading Guest Post: 8 Ways to Find Brilliant Story Ideas by Kellie M. Parker
Ahhh, the age-old question: Are you an early bird or a night owl? Google this topic and you'll find a plethora of posts defending why one is better than the other, or which great historical figures fell into what category. But despite what the media might lead you to believe, there has never really been one correct answer… Continue reading Caffeinated Convo: Early Bird or Night Owl?
This post will be a change from the ordinary, as it doesn't have anything to do with writing or reading. But it does have to do with books, which is the next best thing, amiright? So, recently I won a prize basket through our local library which included the most unique gift I'd received in… Continue reading The Art of Books
Ok, I will admit, I've been an extreme skeptic when it comes to Flash Fiction every since I first heard about it. The idea is nice, but I have far too many words rattling around inside my head to partake in such a venture, right? Right. Until last night. I got together with my Scribes… Continue reading Flash Fiction or Nah?
A few weeks ago I had a fellow writer ask me a bold question: If I had to choose, would I want to see my work published as ebooks or print books? "Oh that...ummm..." Blank stare. Yeah. Honestly? That's like asking me to choose between pizza and ice cream. Uhhh, can I have both, please??… Continue reading If a book could put on boxing gloves…
Here we are at Day 2 of our giveaway! Did you enter yesterdays raffle? Don't miss out on your chance at winning free stuff!! A big congratulations to Amy C. for winning yesterday's prize! Woot! 😉 Today's giveaway is... A set of inspirational notebooks and 'You are my sunshine' decor. Honestly? As soon as I… Continue reading 12 Days of Giveaways – Day 2
This morning I had the privilege of hearing author Shawn Smucker speak at a local Writer's meeting. It wasn't a "how to" workshop, or the Top Ten Tips on getting published. It was just a guy sharing his journey of writing, publishing, then writing some more. And ya know what? It's exactly what I needed to… Continue reading Be brave… you’re gonna fail.
Almost there! Tomorrow will be one full week into 2014 NaNoWriMo. How is it going? Have you begun writing yet? What are you writing about? Are you going in circles trying to even get started? Yeah, I've been there, too - no shame, my friends! I'm happy to say that for this NaNoWriMo, I'm well… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 6
So, here I am. At the end of a journey that has taken the better part of a year. I still remember the convo I had with a fellow writer about the idea of releasing one of my works in novella form. I had been encouraging her to step out and just publish what she… Continue reading Coming to the End