When a new writing friend noticed that I was doing a series on family tree softwares for writers to use, she recommended Simple Family Tree. I’ve added it to me list on the main page and I’m sharing with you my thoughts on it.
Simple Family Tree allows you to use the program for free, so I will be able to explore the whole software. This should give me a good idea if I am interested in using the software. Continue reading
I couldn’t have been more than seven or eight, maybe younger, the first time I got to hold those precious pieces of paper that my great aunt sent my dad, the ones with information about our family. I remember hours spent reading those pages to Dad so that he could record them in the family tree software he had at the time.
It felt like the biggest most important responsibility in the world at the time. Every person on those pages was family and they had a story. I didn’t know much about their stories, usually not much more than the most basic of facts, but I was pulled into their worlds if only for a few minutes. Continue reading
After trying to find a good place to swim, and time to do it in, this whole trip, we went to the beach, Palm Beach to be exact. You get there and you have two options. You can park along the road just outside for free or you can go into the small parking area for $10. We went with some friends who had come down just to see us while we were in the state and we decided to meet at the beach. Continue reading
I’ve always been super picky about seat belts. As a little kid I didn’t want to rid in a car unless I had one on. There were times when this meant sitting buckled in an adults lap or sharing a seat belt with another kid. Thankfully this was not common, because that probably wasn’t all that safe. Continue reading
Spell Caster has gone through a lot since I first conceived it and this is the biggest one yet. Continue reading
The first time I heard the word pantser was in the forums of NaNoWriMo. I thought the word looked odd, but it didn’t take long to figure out what it meant. Continue reading
For some people a holiday means absolutely nothing. For others it is a time to spend with family, sometimes the only time with family they get over the course of a year. And there are others for whom, a holiday is a time to mourn. Continue reading
Yes, you read that right. In honor of the 239th birthday of the United States of America, I decided to tell you a little about one of my characters who was born around 1776, October 11, 1775 to be exact. His name is Charles “Charlie” Garron, and his first appearance in the series is in Cupid which takes place in 2024, hence 248 years. Continue reading
It’s been five years today since my grandma died. She was the grandparent I knew best and although I saw less of her the last ten years of her life due to moving across the country, I still miss her.
As is usually the case, my writing session yesterday brought some surprises. They were mostly minor and didn’t have that much of an effect on the plot. Todd has a secretary. This isn’t really a surprise, just something I hadn’t thought about. I do need to name her . . . or him. At the moment the secretary is a she, but nothing says Todd can’t have a male secretary. Although I think there is a different word for it regardless of gender, administrative assistant or something such as that.