Solving the Name Puzzle: An IWSG Post

Good day, my fellow bloggers.

The first Wednesday is here, which means it’s IWSG post time. In case some of you are new to my blog, I’m part of a group created to encourage and support writers of all levels. The first Wednesday of each month, we share our stories, or we answer a question that the group provides to us. If you want to know more about the group or believe you can encourage fellow writers, go to the IWSG website to learn more and sign up. You won’t regret it. I promise.

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One Up

Good morning.

I haven’t written a story going into this post. I struggled with finding a good premise. I made a call out to all my writing friends on Facebook and Twitter for writing prompts. I got some good ones and did some stream-of-consciousness sessions, blurting out what came to me on paper. Meanwhile, one of my friends tweeted me a link to Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds, where he challenges writers to come up a 1000-word short story using prompts he created. Continue reading “One Up”

There Is A Season: An IWSG Post

Good day, my writing and blogging friends.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Can’t believe we’re a third of the way through the year. And Spring is in full bloom. And at least where I live, it’s finally feeling like Spring. The bees are out in full force. Allergies are flaring. And many of us are prepping the yards for the summer. Continue reading “There Is A Season: An IWSG Post”

Let’s Do A Makeover

Hi there, my writing and blogging friends.

I’m sorry for my lack of activity the last couple of months. Outside of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group posts, I haven’t been active on the blogging front. Lately, I’ve been dealing with some personal stuff and I’m hoping that they will resolve themselves so that I can get back into a writing groove.

Anyway, I wanted to let you guys know that I’m going to give Project Blacklight a little makeover. Allow me to backtrack for a moment.

I’ve been using the Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme for a couple of years now. It worked for me because it was simple. Recently, I read a post from another blogger on WordPress about making blogs stand out. One suggestion was adding pictures to the posts, which I was working on. It’s hard to find pictures that convey the message/theme I want to present in my posts. A blog I read suggested Pixabay, a website with millions of copyright-free images. They have an app as well, so I’m thinking about adding it to my iPhone.

Another suggestion was adding a graphic/logo. At its infancy, my blog had a logo and a tagline, but I took it down when I changed the original theme. It was too much to think about and I was worried about copyright infringement. And besides, the logo didn’t fit the title. (But I had second thoughts on the title after I made the blog live. Still do.)

I tweeted a poll on Twitter a couple of weeks ago on whether I should make some cosmetic changes changes to my blog; adding a header graphic or a logo. It was close, but people said I should make some changes. So now, I’m looking into WordPress themes, as well as searching free stock image websites, that will fit the style and aesthetic of my blog. It’s going to take some time, though. But the content will stay the same. I will still share my writing works and my insights on the writing process and my take on issues that I feel are important.

Until next time…

Establishing a Reward System: An IWSG Post

Good day, my writing/blogging friends.

It’s hard to believe we are entering a fourth of the new year. Where does the time go? Anyway, it’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. (Side note: I have to think of another way to introduce these posts. I enjoy writing them and I hope you guys enjoy reading them.)

Before I begin, I need to get something off my chest. I want to thank Alex Cavanaugh and the administrative team for allowing me to write these posts. Continue reading “Establishing a Reward System: An IWSG Post”