Greetings, writing friends! I’m sorry for my absence the last few weeks. As we all know, the world has been a crazy place and with so many… Read more “Lessons Shared and Lessons Learned”
Nonfiction by day. Fiction by night. This is how I’ve seen myself for several years – almost as two separate people. Definitely as two separate writers who… Read more “Navigating Working From Home as a Writer During COVID-19”
Hi all and Happy OCTOBER! I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry for missing a post last week. My hands and wrists were hurting something fierce… Read more “Writing and Judgment”
People traditionally think of writing as a solitary task. And, while I suppose the action of writing itself can be solitary (and not even that piece of… Read more “Finding Your Tribe”
Life seems to get crazy at the most inconvenient times. But that’s, well, life, right? So how do you get back on track with your writing when… Read more “When Life Gets in the Way of Writing”
January is a great time to push the restart button and purge things from your life. Since I’m using this month to purge my closet, I thought I’d use this week’s post to share ideas for purging your writing.
Write. Edit/Cut. Repeat. The life of a novelist is a vicious cycle and it’s not for the faint of heart. But there are steps you can take… Read more “Building Blocks: 4 Steps to Fewer Edits”
One of my former creative writing professors was an avid fan of the cutting draft. He would write an entire novel and then cut the thing down… Read more “Knowing When to Cut”