Sunday, April 5, 2020

My #COVID19 Quarantine Inspirational To Do List (Including JOURNALING, WRITING and CREATING)

I wanted to inspire others to make #COVID19 Quarantine Lists of things they will do/learn during this time. Here's mine.

DAILY: Keeping a Journal - This is a standard quick activity to stay sane. The other items on my list are to bring extra light :) 

1. Make 1000 Japanese Paper Origami cranes to fill a Jar like in REPLY 1988.
2. Begin my Korean Language Learning for my Trip
How to Say Rabbit in Korean – Word of the Day | Learn Basic Korean ...

3. Paint a Picture
Fluffy Flamingos - Burlington Paint and Sip Studio
4. Create a Cut-Paper Art Picture

5. Write that PB Bio I've been meaning to Write
Anime waifus are better then historical figures. : Animemes

6. Address my Christmas Cards Early

7. Read a Book I've Been Meaning to Read FOREVER!
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel by [See, Lisa]
8. Clean out my Closets (I WISH)
Custom Closets | Design and Install | Closet Factory
9. Start a Yoga Routine
YOGA! Gentle and Hatha Yoga Sessions - Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
10. There's that proposal I owe my publisher ---
Write - Apps on Google Play
BONUS: Play MORE Board Games
The Value of Board Games – WOW! Children's Museum
Bonus: Learn to Play Korean Baduk (Go)
Cornerstone Baduk - Home
Bonus: Grow vegetables from scraps
How to Regrow Vegetable Scraps - Simple Bites
And to add to this list once any item drops off!

Please make your own list. We can get through this.

Feel free to share in the comments. It's hard, but as Authors and Writers we must write through this. 




Friday, April 3, 2020

Zoom Picture Book Tune-up with The Picture Book Mechanic

Does Your Picture Book Manuscript Need 

Look No further!

Schedule an appointment with
The Picture Book Mechanic!

Now taking appointments for Tuesday and Thursday Zoom Picture Book Tune-ups.

Introductory Cost is only $10 for Daytime Tune-ups 
and $12 for Night-time Tune-ups.

Instructions on How to Participate

1. Friend Lynne Marie on Facebook and PM me. I will then add you to the Picture Book Mechanic - PB Tune-Ups Group. 

2. You will then search for the a post for the day/date/time you wish to sign up under. These are held most Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually at 1:30 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST. Night sessions are dependent upon a minimum of two participants. 

3. If there are not yet any sessions posted, please be patient and wait or PM me for pricing on a private session. Once the dates are posted, you will take a spot by signing up in the comments. I take up to 5/6 people in each group.  You would put #1 your name, if you are first, #2 if you are second, etc. 

4. On the date of the session, you would PM me your payment either via Paypal (Friends and Family or Paypal with Fees added) to or Venmo to @Lynne-Marie-1) and send your Manuscript (Please Mark 650 Words) to me at AT LEAST 1/2 hour before the session. 

5. At least 15 minutes before the session, I will post the link to join in the appropriate chat in the Facebook Page. You will need to have downloaded Zoom beforehand. 

6. During the chat, I will pull up the manuscripts and read them, commenting on them as I go. When I am done giving my feedback, I invite the other participants to add. We usually spend about 15-20 minutes per manuscript. 

Please note I am also available to do Zoom PB Manuscript Tune-ups for Critique Groups as well. Please contact me for further information. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at

I look forward to being a part of your journey!