Simmer Starters – June 24, 2016

Today we’ve got some writing articles, a culture/faith article, and two marriage articles. Enjoy! Why You Should Stop Searching For Your Authentic Voice (Enchanting Marketing) – This is a fascinating and refreshing look at the topic of finding your writing voice.  “What if you liberate yourself from your search for authenticity? Could you find a voice resonating […]

Interview with Janeen Ippolito!

Today I’m thrilled to share an interview with Janeen Ippolito! Janeen is the founder of Uncommon Universes Press and a speculative fiction and non-fiction author – and I am also blessed to call her one of my dearest friends. 🙂 Tomorrow there is going to be an EPIC Facebook party to officially celebrate the launch […]

Simmer Starters – May 13, 2016

Since I missed my Simmers last week I had a lot of saved links to choose from!  There are some really good articles here. 🙂 Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up To Be Moms (Gretchen E K Engel) – Don’t be turned off by the provocative title of the post.  There are really important things to […]

Simmer Starters – March 18, 2016

5 Awkward Questions to Ask Your Protagonists (Janeen Ippolito) – A great set of questions to get to know your characters better.  (My characters answered the questions in the comment section too. 😀 ) Who’s Your Daddy? (Redeemed Reader) – Fascinating thoughts here on the absence (or antagonism) of fathers in literature and what it might mean. […]

Simmer Starters – March 4, 2016

7 Ways to Be More Creative (Jessica Knap) – This is a great roundup of ways to kickstart creativity! Complaining is Terrible For You, According to Science (Jessica Stillman) – How negativity or positivity literally rewire our brains.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.” Porn: The Quiet Anesthesia (Ethan Renoe) – Speaking of rewiring brains, here is a […]