Blog  from the Balcony!

July 9, 2018

The Nerd Fest organization of writers, visual artists, cosplayers, and other nerds ran a writing contest with the theme 'water'. The Balcony's very own Jody T. Morse took first place with her short story "The Water Children". Since Nerd Fest is a closed organization, t...

March 29, 2018

If you are a writer anything this side of normal, or just the creative type, you have several projects in your mind.

Multiple projects have been started because you have fantastic ideas that have since become dormant. One or two projects that you are throwing your weigh...

January 8, 2018

2017 was a landmark year for our boutique publishing house! Three poetry books published, a number of collaboration projects accomplished, and the addition of a new writer in the stable. So, we wanted to give each of these highlights their moment in the spotlight,...

This is the mantra of the modern-day writer: "Write. Publish. Market." Wash, rinse, repeat. You can't do one and not the others and expect your book to succeed. As sad as this may be. So, here's a little of what I have to say about each of these steps and my journey do...

At a reading/signing recently, a reader came up to me and asked if I was a psychic or a medium. I laughed and said, “No, I don’t think so. Why?” The individual explained that she was baffled by how I could come up with the sixty characters from “Flooded By” on my own....

February 16, 2017

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of wa...

January 18, 2017

Well, folks, as strong as I started with my monthly blog posting in 2016, somewhere along the way--about 6 months in--I got sidetracked.

Why you might ask? No, I didn't have another kiddo, leave my husband or hit the best seller list (I wish!). In actuality, I quit writ...

August 12, 2016

This post goes out to the ones who we couldn’t write without.

Okay, well maybe we could write without them, but, at least in my case, I couldn’t write as well – with as much conviction, assurance and passion – without him. Without my Langley.

A nightmare awoke me at arou...

Part of the reason for my delay in producing another post has been that I got a new job!

No, I'm not giving up writing or changing career fields, just adding another element - one that I think will really help me continue to rock the literary world and express myself cr...

Four romance writers, a fantasy novelist and two children’s book authors walked into a guild meeting.

No, this isn’t the lead into a joke. But this could be the key to our success as writers.

On my way to a group critique session this morning, Sarah Werner shared her opi...

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