Writing

Why Portraying Strong Women Is Important

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It’s Saturday morning.  Hubs is off for a ride with his buddy for a few hours, so I’m taking advantage of the quiet time to update Pots and Plots with the new recipes I cooked this week and working on planning my menu for next week.  It also means lazy internet time and TWITTER!  Woo. When […]

Writing

The Dangers of Cliche

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I find myself thinking a lot about cliche lately.  Cliche is generally something we’re taught to avoid in writing.  We don’t want cliched plot or heroes.  But every now and then, you find a use for them.  In particular, with secondary characters.  See, using cliches or stereotypes allows for instant descriptions.  You give us these […]