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Learning is HARD!

TweetA few years ago I remember seeing a meme that featured two elderly ladies posing for a selfie in the bathroom. The caption read something like “When I’m this old my only skill will be taking selfies in the bathroom.” That meme struck a…

November 21, 2017

Real Women Have…

TweetI remember a movie coming out in the early 2000s called Real Women Have Curves.  My mom had me watch it, ostensibly because it featured Hispanic people in California and that is where I spent 18 months working with Spanish speakers. Subtly, it was…

November 8, 2017

Motivation Mash-Up

Tweet Today is motivation mash-up here at Adventures Yet Unwritten. I decided to do a little research but not the type of research I usually do for my historical writing. This type of research is all about keeping me going with my writing goals.…

September 12, 2017

Writing Prompts for Romance Writers.

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here at Adventures Yet Unwritten. Do you write romance and sometimes you feel like you need a little boost when it comes to inspiration for a specific scene or story? Well, I have good news. Been there and done that. I…

August 1, 2017

A Genius Resource.

TweetFollowing on from Yoxani’s post from last week, I too am in the midst of a new novel. I’m in the planning stages of my second book in my three part series. I’m not committing words to paper yet, I’m busy brainstorming with some…

June 27, 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

Elevator Pitch to Finish! Writers Workshop

TweetThis past weekend I got to attend Lisa Chaplin‘s Elevator Pitch to Finish! Writer’s Workshop and boy was it fun and head spinningly good! Lisa is engaging, funny and direct. It’s a winning combination and as a unpublished, still learning (aren’t we always still…

March 16, 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

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