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Yoxani

Writing Life During Summer

Tweet  It is summer, which means not much gets done in writing land these days.   Being a mother of young kids, it can be challenging for me to set a side time to write. But it’s possible. Many other writers have managed to…

July 19, 2017

It’s a Celebration

TweetYou know it is an Independence Day celebration when you wake up at six am to the sound of fireworks. I just want to take a moment to share how much I love to live in this beautiful country, where I have had the…

July 5, 2017

Writing the Premise

Tweet In between loads of laundry and the busy days of summer, I’m starting a brand new story. And in case you are wondering, nope, that is not a picture of my dog, but it represents how I feel when I start a new…

June 20, 2017

What do you Want?

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here, writing a new adventure. Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” It makes sense. If you want optimal health, then you need to eat nutritious food. But, what does this have to do with being a…

May 30, 2017

It’s Query Time!

Tweet   I recently receive some feedback from the Genesis contest.  I’m grateful for all the judges giving that valuable feedback, I was able to make some small but significant changes to my MS and now I’m ready to start my query process.  …

May 16, 2017

100 Spanish Names for your Male Characters

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here with the second part of my Spanish Names for your Characters Series, if you missed part one you can still see it here. Now today I’m talking about that hero or secondary character in your story, the one with dark…

May 2, 2017

What the Hook

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here with a question for you. Do you know what writing a hook has to do with an old dying lady? The answer is simple really, what if the old lady was your grandma and she tells you. “Honey, there is…

April 18, 2017

100 Spanish Names for your Female Characters

Tweet Spanish Names Series When choosing a name for a character no matter the genre you write in, sometimes can be tough to decide on a name that represents your character’s personality and traits. Most of my stories have Spanish character’s in, so is…

April 4, 2017

Challenge accepted, What about you?

Tweet I was reading a post written by Bryan Hutchinson in the Positive Writer Blog where he talks about 40 reasons why he chooses to write. He extended a challenge to all writers to think and write their own 40 reasons why they write.…

March 28, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Having a Writing Mentor

Tweet A mentor is a person who has the experience to help you through your process, someone who already did what you are doing. A mentor or coach can come in different forms. It can be a critique partner, it can be a friend…

March 21, 2017

How to know if you are a writer

Tweet Hola Yoxani here. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Am I a writer? Do I have what it takes to write a book?” Usually a writer’s mind is that of analytical creation. You get into a topic, you ponder about it, and…

March 14, 2017

Power Hour for Writers

Tweet This past year has been a year of change in my life; a year of finding myself, and a year of getting where I need to be. I have been blessed with many people in my life that have set an example for…

March 7, 2017

Upcoming Writing Conferences

TweetSpring is around the corner, and what that means, is that we get to admirer the blossoms and the first leaves on the now bare trees. Not only that but “Hopeful Spring” is close followed by the “Energetic Summer” with it’s trips to the…

February 28, 2017

Celebrating the Journey

Tweet  Hola Yoxani here, I love telling stories. I love hearing stories. I took up writing a few years ago. At the beginning, I thought I knew it all, so I started my first novel. I sat down and wrote and wrote until I…

February 21, 2017