Blog Spot! ‘For a Thousand Words’ & ‘The Ship of Dreams’

I’d like to share that two local author friends have launched their blogs; I was insistent that they should start them!

The first is a published author, Valerie Cotnoir, whose first book was a Historical Fiction novel set on Prince Edward Island in the 1900 and is a fantastic, young adult novel set in a rarely explored time period and location for the genre.

You can find her blog here:

The second is an aspiring author, Kara Cecil, who is an extreme history buff and is finally writing a novel in a time, setting, and event that she adores: in the 1910’s, from Belshire, to London, to New York, the Titanic. Her knowledge and passion for this period is amazing and shows in her story and writing. Be sure to follow her blog to learn more about the Titanic and living in the 1900’s, as well as how history can really influence a story.

You can find her blog here:
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They are both still in the process of getting everything set up, but their first posts are up and they are eager to share!

I love having writer friends of all backgrounds and projects. Collaboration is becoming more and more important to me as I continue to grow my circle of authors. Their feedback, encouragement, and accountability is ever inspiring and presses me towards excellence. The image below has been going around on authors’ Facebook pages, and it rings so true! I hope that, as writers and creative minds, we can learn to work together to create the best product possible, being open to wise criticism and game-changing ideas.
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Think to Ink: Elinor

This  morning, I sat down to do a writing exercise from Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine, and my husband wanted to write with me! Here is the prompt we both used and the stories that came after. Please note, that these were written in 30 minutes without any editting, but it is exciting to see how one prompt can go in two totally different directions! Elinor arrives for the second week of her training as a scout for King Aldric in his war against the cruel dwarves of Akero. When she gets there, she is told that she’s been dropped from the cadre. First, my story…Read More »