Writing Tips: 3 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

It happens to all of us. We are pounding out hundreds (if not thousands!) of words in a single sitting… and then BAM. Nothing. It’s as though your brain has become a wrung sponge incapable of producing a single drop of brilliance. Maybe you just lost the inspiration to write. Maybe life decided to put […]

What Do You Think of Our Bright New Blog?

*If you were sent here by clicking a link to our old site, welcome to our new blog at WordPress. We’re glad you’re here!  We found ourselves a new home!!! Commence with the happy dance, high-fives, and celebratory sparkling cider! Yup, there are changes afoot at Quills & Inkblotts. We’ve got two new amazing contributors, Nicki Bishop and Lani Forbes (you’ll […]

3 Types of Villains You Can’t Get Out of Your Head

Blogger confession: I don’t like villains. I don’t get villains. I lost interest in the Walking Dead when Neagan was introduced. I find myself squelching yawns when the next Apocalypse-inducing bad guy threatens the Marvel universe. I watch Disney Princess movies with my daughters and wonder why those evil step-mothers even want the responsibility that comes with the power they crave. It’s not that I like […]

Advice to a Newbie Writer

This month the writers at Quills and Inkblotts are thinking back to their early days of writing, and sharing advice they would give themselves if they could. I have to go back nearly five years, to Fall of 2011. That’s when my husband listened to me falter, and shrug, and attempt to explain this writing […]