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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

For the sake of research and the food of the Gods

Tweet “For the Sake of Research” brings me now to a new adventure, and back to the grain mill handle. In my current work in progress, my main character travels to the state of Tabasco in Mexico, and nope, the tabasco salsa does not…

August 29, 2017

Stepping Out Part 2

TweetSo, it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with everything other than writing – looking after children, my sisters wedding (YAY), family visiting. We are now heading towards the end of winter in the southern hemisphere and I for one…

August 22, 2017

For the Sake of Research and the Taste of Corn Tortillas

Tweet As a historical writer and for the sake of research. I must learn how to do some fun stuff that are quickly becoming extinct or in other words old fashioned. One of them is making hand-made-from-scratch corn tortillas, and since my mom is…

August 16, 2017

Stepping Out

Tweet Change is good right? I think so but like most people I resist change even when I need it the most. So instead of resisting change I thought I'd better embrace it. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to share…

July 25, 2017

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

Sponge Cake

TweetHowdy folks, Years ago I made a sponge cake and it didn’t go well. I’ve wanted to vindicate myself ever since and I have been wanting to try making a sponge cake recently. So much so that the thoughts wouldn’t leave my mind. Finally,…

June 6, 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

Time poor and tired.

TweetToday I’m going to talk about the time poor and tired writers out there. But it’s a specific group of time poor and tired – mums of young kids. Whether it be babies, toddlers, preschoolers or kindergarten kids, it is hard to find time…

April 25, 2017

Contest Fun

TweetSo a while ago I talked about how contests might be a fearful for some writers and others love them. Well, I entered two first five pages contents held by two different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America. I’ve been hovering over my…

April 6, 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

Keeping it Simple

TweetHi Folks, Jess here. Today I’m talking about keeping it simple. Goals. All writers have them. As a author in progress It has taken me a long time to get the idea of goals sorted out. I couldn’t seem to achieve them. Then I…

March 9, 2017

Going through that door

TweetWhat door are you afraid of going through when it comes to writing? Maybe you’re not afraid but maybe you’re not ready yet? What am I talking about? Competitions. Some of us in unpublished land love them and others don’t want anything to do…

March 3, 2017