The 10 Best Words You Never Knew . . . But Should

There are roughly 980,000 words you don’t know. The average person only uses about 15,000–20,000 base words out of the 1,025,109 available options in the English language. 20,000 isn’t so bad, you might say. Well, that estimate includes word families, and all inflected and derivative forms (run, runner, running, etc.), according to StreetSmartLearningLanguage.com. Maybe it’s not … Continue reading The 10 Best Words You Never Knew . . . But Should

7 Wacky Prompts to Crush Writer’s Block – Writing Tip

In order to overcome a recent bout of writer’s block, I sat down and brainstormed some weird ways to get my creative juices flowing again. I’d heard of some of them before, although I’d never tried them, and some I made up altogether. While they ended up being unexpected and downright weird, these seven writing … Continue reading 7 Wacky Prompts to Crush Writer’s Block – Writing Tip

EVENT! Thayer Memorial Library Author Panel, June 17th!

Hey, You! Yes, YOU! What are you doing Saturday morning?  Feel like coming to see me and three of my Storyside peeps at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA? We're pretty psyched to have been invited by the Seven Bridges Writers' Collaborative to speak on a televised panel about all this writing stuff we do, and we'd love to … Continue reading EVENT! Thayer Memorial Library Author Panel, June 17th!