Using ELA Skills to Create Content (PART 1)

How can you use Pixar’s 22 Storytelling rules for social media?

Comics and Creative Writing

Lately I’ve been looking into how I can implement comics into my ELA classes. I’ve learned that students may be overwhelmed by large novels, even if they’re on their level, but hand them a comic and they’ll read multiple in one sitting. Some educators may not think students can get much out these but IContinue reading “Comics and Creative Writing”

Self-Publishing Journey

It’s been just a little over a month since I self-published my first novel A Royal Mind (PURCHASE HERE) and I thought I had learned a lot from my mistakes after publishing my children’s books but boy I still have a lot to learn. Which shouldn’t surprise me because we can always keep learning andContinue reading “Self-Publishing Journey”

Valentines Day Is On the Way

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve gotten way behind on my blogs this week but I wanted to wrap up the week by sharing some AMAZING artwork for my book! Now, if you haven’t purchased my book you can click the link below! I highly recommend you purchase the paperback because there’s nothing like holding a bookContinue reading “Valentines Day Is On the Way”

My FAVORITE Writing Quotes

As we wrap up January (wow that feels weird to type) I wanted to share a collection of my favorite quotes about writing and art in general. Enjoy! “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe “If you don’t see the bookContinue reading “My FAVORITE Writing Quotes”

Creating a Fictional World

My biggest hurdle in creating A Royal Mind was creating an entire world. I felt like I had magic as I was creating Veridi and the entire kingdom of Ignis. I of course turned to Pinterest for tips, and I found a couple great websites to help me in my quest. To create a world,Continue reading “Creating a Fictional World”

Writing Process Insight

I’m still in a state of shock over my book being published. I’m so glad I found the courage to finally write this story I’ve been mulling over forever and now sharing it with everyone. I thought it would be fun to share the process of how I wrote my story. The Idea             ThisContinue reading “Writing Process Insight”

Spotify Playlist for Writing

When I write I find that music helps me concentrate, and I always try to find music that goes with the theme of what I’m writing at the time. In the case of A Royal Mind, I felt it had a Celtic feeling to it and I found a playlist on Spotify that served asContinue reading “Spotify Playlist for Writing”

A Cast of Characters

As the big day of my novel’s publication approaches, I thought I’d share some of the background of the main characters from my book. I hope these make you excited to read A Royal Mind, on sale now for Pre-order on Barnes and Noble, on sale for purchase beginning January 10th. Aster             Aster isContinue reading “A Cast of Characters”