The Writing Life, June 30. Letting some things go

Eight Days Until The Big Announcement! If you’re a long time reader of Paper Beats World, or if you’ve at least been reading since April, you know that I swear off all contests and anthology submissions while I’m working on a rough draft of a novel.  My theory is that I only ever want oneContinue reading “The Writing Life, June 30. Letting some things go”

Planning a Writing Trip with your Kids, Plus a Free Printable

Ten Days Until a Pretty Exciting Announcement. This is probably the hardest thing for a writing parent. I face it all the time. You want to go out of the house to write, and drink coffee you didn’t make. You envy those writers who can just head off to the library, or small restaurant, orContinue reading “Planning a Writing Trip with your Kids, Plus a Free Printable”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Writing As A Toy

What was your favorite toy as a kid? I was not loyal, or consistent.  I had a different favorite every week.  One time it was a mermaid doll that was accidentally left in a restaurant forty five minutes away.  Once it was a building set that consisted of little circular things with three feet.  TheyContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Writing As A Toy”

Markets, Pantheon Issue #9, Hestia

Something that doesn’t come up much here on Paper Beats World, but does come up pretty often in my house is my love of mythology. Greek is my favorite, but I also love Egyptian, Norse and Roman. Even though everyone knows that Roman is just Greek with different titles. So when I found Pantheon, IContinue reading “Markets, Pantheon Issue #9, Hestia”

Check This Out, Cozi

I really like planners. Like really like them. It’s a big thing for me, and I have tried every single planner you can talk about. I’m about to order the Cadillac of paper planners, the Erin Condron Planner. (Not an affiliate, just really love them.) As much as I love paper planners, they have oneContinue reading “Check This Out, Cozi”

The Writing Life, June 23

I had a much better week this week guys, how about you? I’m fitting more into the grove of my new schedule, and back to my old self. When you’re a creature of habit like me change can make for some unhappy days. I got through it eventually, though. Things that rocked this week *Continue reading “The Writing Life, June 23”

Happy Fathers Day, from a fatherless daughter

Fair warning, today’s post is not about writing. It’s about fathers. First off, a little back ground from me. I was raised by a single mom. My dad wasn’t a deadbeat or anything, my mom just decided not to tell him she was pregnant. She’s like that. So growing up was sort of bent inContinue reading “Happy Fathers Day, from a fatherless daughter”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina

We do love our poetry here at Paper Beats World, even if I can’t write it very well. This week’s new form I bet you’ve never heard of is the sestina.  A sestina poem is a fixed verse form consisting of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The wordsContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina”

Market, Creepy Campfire Stories for Grownups

I know, I know, I promised I was going to give the horror sites a rest, but it’s really hard when I keep finding such awesome ones!  And I mean, really, what says summer more than a good campfire story? Creepy Campfire stories for grownups is all about a good story.  Gore is fine, soContinue reading “Market, Creepy Campfire Stories for Grownups”