Using Paint Samples To Inspire Poetry Perfect For Summer

Paint samples are not just guides on what color to paint your walls. They are sheer inspiration for any art or writing project, including poetry prompts. A unique fact about me is that I collect paint samples. I collect paint samples to be used for creative projects or just to keep close by for when … Continue reading Using Paint Samples To Inspire Poetry Perfect For Summer

Books That Filled My Shelves As A Child

What books did you read as a child? Did you get lost inside the illustrated tales? Did you lose yourself in Judy Blume's world? No matter the stories you checked-out from the library or filled your bookshelves with, it is no secret that any children's book plays a monumental role in developing a lifelong passion … Continue reading Books That Filled My Shelves As A Child

All Of The Infographics You Must Read Before You Write Your Next Book

Visually appealing, infographics are more exciting, interactive, and colorful lists that paper and pencil can't beat. A great way to learn something new and interact with presented information, I will be sharing several infographics that span a multitude of topics and subjects. This following compilation of infographics are perfect for writers who like to integrate … Continue reading All Of The Infographics You Must Read Before You Write Your Next Book

Tips, Infographics, & Idea Generation For Naming Your Next Book Character

Naming a book character is the equivalent to naming a baby or pet. Selecting the name comes with a thought process and plenty of lists to sift through, crossing off the lesser choices but keeping the best options. In the outlining process, I give each character a name before I begin writing. Otherwise, they remain … Continue reading Tips, Infographics, & Idea Generation For Naming Your Next Book Character

What Frida Kahlo’s Art Can Teach Us

The Cut On July 6, 1907, a talented artist was born. Mexican-native, Frida Kahlo's history, stories, and art are continuously celebrated today. Her paintings were influential and many famous pieces of work are found in galleries across the world. During my junior year of college, I spent approximately two months researching and studying Frida Kahlo. … Continue reading What Frida Kahlo’s Art Can Teach Us

The Best Lines In Book ‘Tell Me Three Things’ By Julie Buxbaum

I just finished reading Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. In addition to the delicious, cute appeal of heart-shaped waffles on the cover, there are some great sentences tucked inside this story. I gathered and compiled some of the greatest. Keep in mind, this post does contain spoilers. Side Note: Follow me on Goodreads … Continue reading The Best Lines In Book ‘Tell Me Three Things’ By Julie Buxbaum

Keep These Websites Bookmarked During Your Next Writing Session

Closing your laptop and sliding your phone away might be part of your writing routine. Avoiding distractions and leaving you to the words that spill from mind to paper is how many people like their stories to unfold. Not every writer strives for the quick succession of keyboard taps. No matter your writing surface, writing … Continue reading Keep These Websites Bookmarked During Your Next Writing Session

Said, Declared, Exclaimed – Sharpen Your Speech Tags & Dialogue

Students and writers alike have heard it before. Even glossy posters inside classrooms have boasted the phrase. Cue the hand movements and air quotes because - "Said is dead!" Creative writing instructors have taught that "said" is overused and to avoid the speech tag. Some use of it is allowed, but an over abundance can … Continue reading Said, Declared, Exclaimed – Sharpen Your Speech Tags & Dialogue

Poetry Prompts Inspired By Zayn’s Discography

pmstudio.com Listening to music while writing (and even sometimes editing,) can help me to stay focused. Any lyric sung can unexpectedly inspire an idea. If you are also an avid music listener while writing, then this post is perfect for you. "There's no goodbyes, only usSo I will followHold you close standing on the edge … Continue reading Poetry Prompts Inspired By Zayn’s Discography

Photography Prompts On National Nature Photography Day

One of my favorite things about each season are the types of scenery and photo-worthy moments the time of year offers. Autumn is perfect for capturing colorful leaves, winter is best for snowy landscapes, spring is great for flowers, and summer is amazing for all things sunshine, travel, and outdoors. Today, June 15th, is National … Continue reading Photography Prompts On National Nature Photography Day