Dear Authors: Drop Your Defenses!

Sometimes as an author it feels like getting words out of your head and onto paper is as painful as giving birth. Naturally, when those word finally do make it out into the world, they feel like our baby. This story or article or book you’ve written is an expression of what is inside you. […]

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 […]