Using Lyrics in Your Novels

This helpful article by Helen Sedwick details ways for self-published authors to request permission to use lyrics in their novels. Click the link to learn more, future writers: How to Use Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer By Helen Sedwick Whenever I speak at a conference, I ask who uses lyrics in their … Continue reading Using Lyrics in Your Novels

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Blind Guardian Playlist

Thanks to Ridersofskaith, Blind Guardian is now on my playlist. I’m not much of a metal fan, to be honest, but the four songs below have led this author to begin investigating the genre. Blind Guardian’s softer folk songs generally hit the spot. (And they are inspiring, too!) Below are the four songs which strike … Continue reading Blind Guardian Playlist

The Beauty and Danger of the Aurora Borealis

Check out this article on the Carrington Event, readers: When the Northern Lights were so Powerful they Started Fires in Observation Equipment Sep 16, 2018 Reed Des Roches Auroras, also known as northern lights, are a phenomenon that causes brilliant and colorful lights that shine in the sky. The bright green and red glows can … Continue reading The Beauty and Danger of the Aurora Borealis

Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game

I am still on a posting hiatus, readers. Please enjoy Meg Dowell's article. Hopefully it will help you as much as it has helped me! Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game I am a completionist. Checklists are pretty much the only way I harness motivation to get things done. If going … Continue reading Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game