Last week, I was in a movie. Or at least my elbow was. As an introvert, fading into the background is easy for me. As an extra on the set of the indie film Russian Doll, it was my job. The extras were even called “Background”—as in, “Okay, call in the background”—because it was our
I was drawn to the work of Rudyard Kipling after finding a reference to his poem “Tommy” in Karl Marlantes’ What It Is Like to Go to War. I wasn’t familiar with the poem—which inspired the title of the movie The Thin Red Line—so I searched it out. Now, I’m working my way through Rudyard
Evernote invariably comes up in my Scrivener courses. Someone mentions how they use it for their research and asks how to integrate it with Scrivener. Someone else asks what it is, and off we go. 😉 Since Evernote is a web clipping tool at its core—and a fabulous way to keep track of all sorts of
Importing research, images, and web pages into Scrivener is handy, but sometimes creating a reference might be a better option. When might you want to use a reference instead of importing? When you always want the most up-to-date version of a file or web page. When you import a file, Scrivener creates a copy of
There are plenty of inspiring people in the world, but some really touch your heart. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and quadruple amputee Taylor Morris and his long-time girlfriend Danielle have touched mine in a big way. Not only does Taylor have an incredible spirit and zest for life, but Danielle has stood by him
I forgot to mention that I’m over at my romantic suspense blog Kiss and Thrill today talking about what I’ve been reading for research. I’d love to hear about your favorite nonfiction books that go behind the scenes.
Every tattoo has a message of some kind. It might be a cry of rebellion, a permanent memorial, an homage, or a personal reminder to follow one’s heart. Tattoos feature prominently for several of my characters, and while looking for a tattoo ideas one day, I stumbled across this website that features literary-inspired ink. What