NOTE: FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM Ever wonder if that free course is legit? Concerned about a gut warning that something isn’t right? Curious to know if the paid course offered at the end of the free course will be worth it? There are a gazillion and six writers… Read More Warnings About Free Courses
I’m not sure about you, but that is a horrifying thought, especially for someone like me. I love to learn. People who can’t answer a simple question and shrug, drive me insane. Is their curiosity gene malfunctioning? That’s really the only thing I can imagine. Who wouldn’t want to learn? Who cares if it’s a… Read More When You Need A Moratorium on Learning
“Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up. Come in and see the whirling fears in a writer’s mind. ” Writers are like most people and some are more confident than others. However, most writers I meet are a lot like me. We question, doubt, and squirm over nearly everything. This post is for those who question… Read More A Writer’s Carnival of Fear
It’s a new year and I’m beginning to find my way in life. Yeah, it’s taken some serious time. I never wanted my blog to be about writing in general because let’s face it, I don’t have a degree in writing. I make grammatical errors on a regular basis. I don’t know my dangling modifiers… Read More New Look is Here, New Content Direction Coming Soon
I took my twin boys out driving the other day. Twin A had a really good day. Twin B had a fairly off day. As twins their dynamic is always fascinating. They compete with each other and it serves them well. They work hard to edge out each other out. However, they also have a… Read More We All Need a Partner
Do you really care about your readers? Do you care about the writers and/or readers who attend your conferences, workshops, and author readings? Let’s find out. Everyone has an opinion. That’s good. Life would be miserably boring if we all thought alike. There would be no differences. It’s why politics is such a hot-bed… Read More Are You Disrespectful of Your Readers or Fellow Writers?
We all have books we go back to time and time again. We have our fiction pile, our non-fiction pile, and our craft pile. Today, I’m sharing my favorite “go-to” pile of writing books. In no particular order I present:
If there’s one thing all writers agree on, it’s that writing is TOUGH. The road to publication twists and dips as we learn the craft, hone our abilities, create stories we’re passionate about, fight discouragement, educate ourselves about the industry…and then start the process all over again as we realize there’s room to improve. But… Read More A New Library In Town: One Stop For Writers
Today I’m sharing a little insight. This isn’t just for writers, this is for everyone. We all have times where we struggle to move forward and finding a mantra that propels us – helps us put one foot in front of the other – can make everything much easier to bear.
Yep, this is happening. I am proud to announce I have a piece (No One Listened) in the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. I love these books, I’ve read them for many years. The stories have brought me to tears, made me smile, and produced uncontrollable laughter. Every story has provided… Read More Mark Your Calendars