Friday, September 18, 2009

Writing On eHow

I've been writing articles on

Since my main newsletter at work has been canceled due to budget, I've had to find other ways to keep those creative juices flowing.

Non-fiction is a good way to do that. The process of writing out how to do something, step-by-step, is good practice for plotting the fiction novel too.

Writing is like art, whether fiction or non-fiction, whether painting or decorating or designing, some principles are the same. They overlap. Step-by-step instructions, or plotting the next chapter (or the whole book) follow the same principles. Organize, outline, write, edit, rewrite, it's all the same concept.

Anyway, I've been enjoying writing on eHow. And the little bit of money I make at it helps too!

I've only written 64 articles so far. I've been trying to take the time and go back, rewriting some of my early articles to better fit the eHow format.

What's great is that the passive income adds up, penny by penny. If you make $10 or more in a month, you'll find the payment in your paypal account the following month.

Every penny counts these days!

Here's a few of my eHow articles:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sacramento Has Talent

Well, last night was the semi-finals of "Sacramento Has Talent" at Tommy Ts.

Unfortunately, Lofeeya has been sicker than a dog since Saturday night. Stuffed up, runny nose, sore throat and hoarse.

But like the trooper she is, she got up there and sang "You're Not Supposed To Be Here". She had 10 minutes, but she knew that one song was all her voice would hold for. She did a fine job, but only singing one song, and the small crowd, hurt her.

Yes, she didn't advance to the final, which is this coming Tuesday night, September 22, at Tommy Ts in Rancho Cordova, CA.

I'm so proud of her. She knew that she wouldn't be able to do more than one song, and as the promoter said, "I don't know how you hit some of those notes with your voice like that."

She's a trooper!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Reading Patricia Briggs

I've been reading Patricia Briggs' books.

OH MY GOSH, they are so darn good. The main character, Mercy, is interesting and complex. So are the other characters. The books move right along with lots of detail that keeps you involved in the story.

So far I've read Moon Called, Iron Kissed, and Blood Bound. In fact, they're so fascinating, I've turned right around to reread them. I don't do that often, sadly most books aren't worth the time. These are!

They've inspired the book I'm working on right now, which is NOT in the same universe as Ms Briggs', but maybe two dimensions over and to the left.

I highly, highly recommend these books to the fantasy/sci-fi fans as well as fans of the latest supernatural books.