5 Lessons From A Writing Challenge

Plunging into a new experience, such as participating and leading a challenge of any kind, comes with new tasks and lessons. As I reflect upon the fun moments I was honored to share with the accountability group from WritingChallenge.org, I wanted to share my closing reflections with you all. IRead More…

Grateful For A Busy Week – A Celebrate The Small Things Post

This week has been incredibly busy, and I am loving it! I want to share with you a few things that happened, and that are in the plans so you can follow me along, and not only do I get to express to you how grateful I am to haveRead More…

Book Review: Making Vegan Frozen Treats

Is there a way to make ice cream and frozen desserts healthy, cruelty-free, vegan and yummy? The following book is attempting to teach us just that: Title: Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Other Delicious Desserts. A Storey BASICS® Title Author: Nicole WestonRead More…

Fire – A Flash Fiction

Your heat engulfed me with such a force, that it became hard for me to breathe, but you weren’t even close. The mere presence of you attracted an undeniable sensation, I could not ignore, and never had. But, until this moment, until your passionate dark blue eyes rested upon mine, IRead More…

Writers, Mind Your Words – How Our Statements About Ourselves Determine Our Future

As writers we are aware how important it is to choose our words carefully. Expressing the deeper meaning our characters actions, takes a deliberate focus upon each aspect of the story, from what words we put in, to what words we leave deliberately out. But do we take as muchRead More…

Book Review: The Witch of Painted Sorrows

Title: The Witch Of Painted Sorrows Author: M. J. Rose Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: March 17th, 2015 Rating 3.5 Stars Like with many stories that are written in first person, I never connected with the novel. In order for it to work well, I must care deeply about theRead More…

Planning The Next Challenge – April's A to Z Challenge Is Coming Soon!

#MarWritingChallenge is almost over, and it is time to prepare for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, that is held every year here. There is still time to sign up for the Challenge! In the middle of all of the craziness of getting ready to publish my book, however, IRead More…

7 Sites To Promote Your Book Cheaply Or Free

We all want our books to get good reviews, rank higher on Amazon and get the buzz going, no matter if we write non-fiction e-book or the next epic novel. Having a limited time free book promotion can help you raise your ranking on Amazon, and you can utilize theRead More…

Playing With Fire – A Haiku

burning on my tongue playing with fire, so much fun creative pleasure Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 Speaking of fire and spices, I am happy to announce the pending  release my newest book, “Mixing Herbs – A Flavorful Guide To Creating Awesome Herb And Spice Mixes”, on April 2nd! ItRead More…