Neologisms- Creating, evolving language

Neologism (noun) means to create new words or expressions, or give new meaning to existing words and expressions. As word crafters, we are allowed to create all kinds of words or phrases. Such verbs, nouns, and even phrases can give birth to new meanings. Perhaps someday, those words can become part of our modern day Read More …

Writing Motivation: Who will be next?

I really enjoyed this video, where it touches upon not just writing, not just writer’s block, but the raw emotions that writers endure. Even more beautiful is how the video illustrates this through scenes from movies (many about authors) to show you, not just tell you, the pain, joy, and adventure that writing is all Read More …

Researching death

Sometimes doing research leads me down the rabbit hole of strange and interesting. I was curious on the decomposition of a body (for writing of course!) and came across Ask a Mortician. Caitlin Doughty is author, blogger, and YouTuber who promotes ‘death acceptance’. But what I find engaging is her videos on death. She talks Read More …

Don’t forget to check my Programs page!

I’m not sure if many readers know I have a page dedicated to various programs for writers. If you have programs you think I should add, please post in comments below. https://frootbat31.wordpress.com/writing-programs/   WordPress Tags: programs, writing, publishing, novel, fiction, non-fiction, editor, author

Writer Tools

Here is my compilation of tools to help writers write: Write or Die– This online site provides a tool to provoke you to write in ‘freewriting’. Settings include word count, time, but the fun part is consequences. You can choose between spiders, grumpy cat, and a few others. Alarms include alarming and cacophony. Chapter-by-Chapter is Read More …