Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Authors Conference and Book Fair

I am currently scheduled for workshops for 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

I'll also be selling books in the bookstore, so please stop by.

My workshop will be Character Development & Motivation

South Florida State College- Highlands Campus 
Friday February 27th, 2015
Building B
8:30 am - 4:30 pm



Let's get to know your characters, inside and out. What makes your character do what they do? 
What stops them? We'll answer all these questions and more. We'll figure out how to build your 
character throughout your story. We'll figure out what it takes for your reader to understand your character.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Holiday Break

It's been a crazy year. I started a business, WRITECOVERY, INC. Another took off like gangbusters, FIVERR and SUCCEED AT WRITING and I suddenly became a popular speaker a writers' groups and conferences.  This coming year is no different, and we haven't even started it yet. I'm scheduled for a journaling panel, and two speaking engagements before the winter is officially over.

All of which pales in comparison to the myriad of personal issues I've faced this year. The least of which I'm going through right now. ECT treatments.  Towards the end of this year I had a serious bout of depression triggered by events out of my control. These events caused a "perfect storm" of depressive symptoms that triggered a depressive episode so bad that I required ECT treatments. I had ECT treatments back in Spring 2013.  I wrote about them again later.

I hope you take the time to review my old blogs about ECT. There is a lot of helpful information.

So far, I'm only scheduled through the end of the year. I don't know what will happen after that. I don't know if I'll continue with treatments or be released. It's just a matter of whether or not the doctor thinks I'm making progress.

I do know I'll be stronger and healthier, because I'm taking care of myself.

I have a lot of close friends who are helping me do just that as well.

Right now, the motto is "one day at a time."

I wish you a very blessed and merry Christmas and splendid New Year.

Hugs,
Vicki

Choose JOY!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Writing Prompt - Swimming

Here we are, it's Friday again and time for the Friday Writing Prompt. Today we are going to write about Swimming. Use the following "Swimming" prompt to stimulate those writing juices and maybe even come up with a possibility for a short story or essay.

"Try to remember back to your earliest swimming memory. Were you wearing floaties? Did you have a fun time with friends? Be specific and get into a lot of detail. If you can't remember a detail, make it up and make it interesting and entertaining."

Did this prompt help you? Why or why not? Were you able come up with a response for the prompt? Did you find it easy or hard to come up with a memory about swimming? Did you have to come up with a your own made up memory? What kind of exciting details did you add? Was it more or less interesting than real life?  Why or why not? Did you find this exercise easy or hard? Were you able to expand upon it into a short story or essay? Why or why not?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Writing!



Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Writing Prompt - Time

Here we are, it's Friday again and time for the Friday Writing Prompt. Today we are going to write about Time. Use the following "Time" prompt to stimulate those writing juices and maybe even come up with a possibility for a short story or essay.

"If you could fast forward ahead or rewind backwards to any point in your life, what would it be and why? Be very detailed about how you deal with this second chance or sneak peek."

Did this prompt help you? Why or why not? Were you able come up with a response for the prompt? Did you find it easy or hard to come up with a second chance in your life? Have you ever thought about taking a sneak peek at the future? Would you like a second chance at some event in the past?
Why or why not? Did you find this exercise easy or hard? Were you able to expand upon it into a short story or essay? Why or why not?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Writing!



Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Writing Prompt - Nightmares

Here we are, it's Friday again and time for the Friday Writing Prompt. Today we are going to write about Nightmares. Use the following "Nightmares" prompt to stimulate those writing juices and maybe even come up with a possibility for a short story or essay.

"What was our scariest nightmare ever? Talk about who is in it with you and why it was so frightening. Then, write an account of you going into your dream to battle the scariness of it all."

Did this prompt help you? Why or why not? Were you able come up with a response for the prompt? Did you find it easy or hard to come up with your scariest nightmare ever? Have you ever had a scary nightmare? Do you remember your dreams?
Why or why not? Did you find this exercise easy or hard? Were you able to expand upon it into a short story or essay? Why or why not?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Writing!



Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Writing Prompt - Success

Here we are, it's Friday again and time for the Friday Writing Prompt. Today we are going to write about Success. Use the following "Success" prompt to stimulate those writing juices and maybe even come up with a possibility for a short story or essay.

"What is your number one goal in life? If you do not yet have one, no time like now to choose it! :-) How do you plan on reaching this goal? What would happen if you achieved it? What would be the next step?"

Did this prompt help you? Why or why not? Were you able come up with a response for the prompt? Did you find it easy or hard to come up with your number one goal? Did you already have a goal in your life? Why or why not? Did you find this exercise easy or hard? Were you able to expand upon it into a short story or essay? Why or why not?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Writing!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Writing Prompt - Greek Mythology

Here we are, it's Friday again and time for the Friday Writing Prompt. Today we are going to write about Greek Mythology. Use the following "Greek Mythology" prompt to stimulate those writing juices and maybe even come up with a possibility for a short story or essay.

"Discuss your favorite character from Greek Mythology. Be sure to include details and elements from the myth as you describe this character."

Did this prompt help you? Why or why not? Were you able come up with a response for the prompt? Did you use a favorite character from your favorite Greek mythology? Do you have a favorite Greek mythology? Why or why not? Did you find this exercise easy or hard? Were you able to expand upon it into a short story or essay? Why or why not?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Writing!