“The Productive Writer”

As I get closer to the point of publication, I’ve found myself diving into writing guides, manuals, and handbooks looking for the confidence I feel that I am lacking. I’ve decided to share that progress with you, my small but wonderful audience. This week, the book I am working through is “The Productive Writer” byContinue reading ““The Productive Writer””

Deciding to Self Publish

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about my current writing goals. The most important goal to me right now is publishing my finished book, A COVID CHRISTMAS STORY. As I’ve discussed before, my father has Stage 4 cancer. I really want to get my book published and in his hands before IContinue reading “Deciding to Self Publish”

Some Days Are Worth The Trouble

I’m slowly learning to come to terms with my life and all of the chaos in it. My work schedule this week is crazy, and it’s making for a difficult sleep schedule where I have to grab a few hours here and a few hours there. It’s draining, but it’s temporary. Today, I found aContinue reading “Some Days Are Worth The Trouble”

The Last Tea Party – A Short Story

The Last Tea Party By Cathy Marie Bown             She walks into the playroom, with its pastel pink walls and lavender carpet, toys lining all of the walls in haphazard arrays. In the center of the room, the woman sets up ivory ceramic teacups, saucers, silverware, a sugar bowl, and a creamer pitcher. She strugglesContinue reading “The Last Tea Party – A Short Story”

My First Novel is Done!

Introducing my first book baby! A Covid Christmas Story is finally finished. I’m in the final revision stages and currently seeking an agent for publication. I hope to have the book on the shelves before Christmas 2022! This book has been a passion project that grabbed a hold of me at the end of DecemberContinue reading “My First Novel is Done!”

Check out my short stories!

While on a break between undergraduate and graduate school, I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing. I’ve been exploring new platforms, new styles, and refining my normal writing methods. I’ve recently discovered a website called reedsyprompts. I’ve become a bit obsessed with the challenge of reading a prompt and writing a short story toContinue reading “Check out my short stories!”

Commencement 2021

Coronavirus interfered with many things this last year. One of the most important accomplishments for me was pushed to the side and forgotten. In February 2020 I was awarded my Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. While this may not seem like an important accomplishment to many, for me, it was a monumental stepping stone. InContinue reading “Commencement 2021”

My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!

My first creative non-fiction collaboration has been published! My team won the W.R.I.T.E. Challenge this year! You can read the article at: https://penmenreview.com/writing-resources/6-dos-and-donts-for-starting-a-new-writing-career/ I am super proud of my group for pulling this article off! Due to COVID-19 complications, my involvement was more limited than I intended, however I did pick out the author andContinue reading “My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!”