June Social Media Content Ideas for Writers

Happy June, writers! It’s time for camping, vacations, and cookouts galore, but don’t let your social media efforts dwindle with all of your exciting plans. Published authors know the importance of a strong social presence, but writers working on their publishing goals should be establishing a community of fans online, too. Finding ideas for content…

Recipe Review: Vegan Buttery Lemon Cutout Cookies

There are so many things to love about these cookies, let me count the ways… It smells like spring and tastes like summer. Just a little crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside. Gives you an excuse to use fun cookie cutters. Nice change from your standard chocolate chip and peanut butter…

Writing Pains: The Pitfalls of Creativity Myths

Last week I talked about writing best practice myths, which falls in nicely with week’s discussion of creative myths. In chapter 6 of ‎Gabriela Pereira‎’s DIY MFA book, she debunks five myths about creativity: – Creativity is an exclusive club, and you can’t be part of it. – Creativity is innate–you either have it or you don’t. –…

Writing Myths: Breaking the Best Practice Code

Best writing practices are like fad diets. One month cabbage soup diet is the most amazing way to get results. Then you’re told protein is the way, stuff your face with all the meats. But wait—vegan is this month’s gold standard in healthy living and weight loss. Ok, I actually do believe a vegan diet…

Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup

Sometimes you have to think outside the box, or in this case, outside the pepper. There are some foods from my childhood that are difficult to convert to a vegan recipe with the same result and my mom’s stuffed peppers are a perfect example. Consistency and taste of my past attempts never quite measured up…