Blogging, Writing

Strapped for Story Ideas? Turn to Your Senses

  Using your five senses when writing just makes sense. Including details of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch creates a layer of depth to your stories that can make them more believable, relatable, and plain fun to read. But you don't have to wait until you're deep into revisions to come to your senses.… Continue reading Strapped for Story Ideas? Turn to Your Senses


Stranded on the Island of Misfit Ideas

  When you're a writer, ideas seem to sneak up on you at some of the most inopportune moments.  While you're off pretending to be a normal, social member of society, an idea may suddenly flash across your brain in bright neon lights.  You race away, jotting down notes as quickly as possible in an effort to… Continue reading Stranded on the Island of Misfit Ideas


Blogging Paranoia…(It’s All About Me!)

Before I started amanda's wrinkled pages a few weeks ago, I had never intentionally read or sought out another blog.  Borrowing from that timeless classic of artistic expression, Pretty Woman, I'll say, "Close your mouth, dear."  It's true, and I had no idea what I had been missing.  After awhile, I started surfing around more sure-footedly, and was amazed by how much talent (and crapola) had… Continue reading Blogging Paranoia…(It’s All About Me!)