Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Here's a question for authors

Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents?

I can actually solve a rubric's cube. Not bad for a non-logical thinker. I decided to learn because learning new things, even things you never had any desire to learn, causes your brain to develop. Every time you learn something new neurons and synapses grow in your brain and connect, allowing you to grow and develop your skills and abilities.


  1. I've been painfully learning digital art. I've done some lovely pieces free hand with pencil, water color, and a few acrylics. The digital work has been because I've needed covers for my books, and none of the pre-made covers were what I was looking for, and with my limited budget I haven't been able to afford original artwork.

  2. I have been learning Mandarin Chinese in my spare time. I don't have a specific use for this knowledge, though given the number of people conversant in it, I'm sure it will come in handy.

    I second Lucinda's point that learning any new skill expands the mind. Also, I find it immensely satisfying to have conversations and signs formerly completely unintelligible to me start to make sense a few words at a time.

  3. I studied with Doreen Virtue in Hawaii to develop my intuitive abilities and did psychic and mediumship readings. These days, I only read for close friends and family. Some of my characters are psychic, and when I describe the process in my novels, it follows closely the process I use.

  4. While I can't speak most of them, I can usually identify a different language when I hear it. I also know the difference between a Scottish accent and an Irish one. Is that a talent? lol

    Aside from writing, I'm also an artist (traditional colored pencil and digital paintings) and I can sing. I was in choir all through Jr. High and High School. While I mostly since Soprano, I can also reach low Alto and sometimes even high Tenor with my vocal range.