Category Archives: fun stuff

Pooooooor Mummy!

By Milli Thornton A MEMORY from when my daughter was a toddler (she’s now almost 28) kept calling to me. For some reason, I had scribbled it into the notebook I keep next to me for capturing ideas to blog about. I have several blogs and it was definitely recorded in the section for the…

Fear of Food Blogging

By Milli Thornton I’M USUALLY the one helping other writers with their fear of writing, so it was both poignant and instructional to recently be on the other end of the stick. My chock-full-of-personality friend (and one of my staff writer at Milliver’s Travels), Ann McElfresh, runs a wonderfully warm, yummy and inspiring food blog…

Care and Feeding of My Muse

By Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams and Milli Thornton SO MUCH OF the writing advice out there is about actual writing. I think it’s too easy to forget that what we do with the rest of our lives counts toward how we feel about our writing. This is already obvious to some people…

ZUMBA® and Writing: How They Compare

By Milli Thornton THIS WEEK I decided to try a ZUMBA Fitness® dance class at our local fitness and wellness center. From the official website: Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Being…

Inner Kid and Igor Converse About Writing

By Milli Thornton INNER KID: Good morning! I’m planning to just stretch myself out, relax and enjoy this day. What are your thoughts on the matter? (As if I didn’t already know. . . .) EGO: Well, it’s a 10K Day. That’s 10,000 words. We’re going to have to be disciplined, organized and work hard…

Mr. Bacon Meets Berlin Big Foot

FOR THOSE READERS not familiar with Mr. Bacon, he has been taking the writers-who-blog world by storm with his cuteness, his sass, his bendability—and his willingness to pose for endless photo ops. Mr. Bacon is currently on his first U.S. tour. His booking agent has generously agreed to allow Mr. B to join my readers…

The Artistry of FoW Regular, Lois Eighmy

This is the first post in a series about our FoW regulars. I hope this will be a fun way to help you get to know one another better. ~ Milli LOIS EIGHMY bought an author-signed copy of Fear of Writing and subscribed to the newsletter (Fear of Writing Gazette) back in 2005. But it…

Last seen around town in her pj’s . . .

By Milli Thornton Pajamas have been a recurring theme in my writing career. For starters, I love writing in my pj’s. I love it for the sheer comfort and because taking a shower always sounds like another chore (until I get under the water and creative ideas start to flow like crazy, making me lose…

The Blogger Chouchou Warm & Fuzzies

By Milli Thornton I’m thrilled to announce that two of my blogging friends—Patrick Ross of The Artist’s Road and Julia Munroe Martin of wordsxo—recently honored the FoW blog with a blogger award or mention. From Patrick, who received The Stylish Blogger Award from one of his blogging friends, we were chosen to be on his…

Critters That Write

By Milli Thornton As stated in our mission, Fear of Writing promises to put the fun back into writing. We try to do this in ways that will support you in your efforts to be the writer you dream of being—but, let’s face it. You can’t have a well-rounded diet without some silliness vitamins now…