Category: books

Begin at the Bell

The following is an excerpt from 80 Creativity Tips. A friend of mine said this before writing exercise we did at the kick-off party flash meeting with a lot for the local National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) group. “Begin at the bell” is actually pretty good advice. When it comes to working on our creative […]

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What Do I Pay to Get Published?

It’s often an unasked question, implied instead of direct. Many people don’t want to appear crass or rude by talking about something as obscene as money. (Please read that as tongue-in-cheek as it was intended.) The question is still there, though. “How much do you pay to get published?” In the early days of the […]

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What I Write About

I get this question quite a bit when people find out that I write. “What do you write about?” The short answer: A little bit of everything. Or: Whatever needs to be written. The long answer is more involved. The topic areas I cover (for nonfiction) are creativity, social media, and disability/diabetes. Writing about planning […]

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My 2019 Planner Setup

I thought about this one for a while. I wasn’t going to post about it, but I’ve had several people asking about my planner, so here it is. I’m using a Bullet Journal/traditional planner hybrid as my main planner. I’m also using Fresh Start 2019 by Amber McCue to help me get things set up […]

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My Writing Process

A couple days ago, I told you a bit about my editing process, so now I guess I should tell you about my writing process. This is a more difficult post to write because the process is more involved. I’m going to try to summarize it, though. I tend to go through five steps, though […]

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Other Creative Work

I talk about writing often enough here that you might wonder if I do any other creative work. I do. I knit, crochet, make jewelry, do handlettering, and make greeting cards. I primarily crochet, though. I love shawls and scarves. I’ve recently made an infinity scarf and a cowl for Christmas gifts. I’m working on […]

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What I’m Reading (early December 2018)

A writer who writes is a writer who reads. You have to know what’s going on, what’s being published currently, what you like, and what you don’t like. You only know this by reading. I currently have a couple books going. One is not new, but has been recommended by so many people that I […]

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Am I Published?

If you’ve been on this blog any at all, you know the answer to this. The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes, and I have 10 books (including 2 novels and a book of poems), 3 short ebooks, and 3 short stories available under Jen Nipps (nonfiction) and Kat O’Reilly (fiction). I have another […]

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