Creative solutions to practical problems. It's not easy being a writer. It's hard to get the people in your life to take your writing seriously. You have to fight to carve out time to work on your craft (There's always that guy at some party who says, "If I had a weekend I could write a novel." Um, right.). And then, who can you trust to give you honest feedback to take your work to the next level without changing your voice or your story? I've sat on both sides of the publishing desk. I get it. I know how hard it is to get where you are. And I know what publishers are thinking about ... read more
Are you a horizontal organizer? There are plenty of articles out there on getting organized. Let’s face it, it’s pretty hard to write if you can’t find your computer, your desk, or that research you need for your latest article. I can hear the groans now. Been there, done that. Right? How many of you have tried to get on… Read More
We are finally moving into cooler weather after record-breaking heat. We’ve also had a record number of fires and fire season is just beginning. While I’d like to think that, because we have the ability to write anywhere, these things shouldn’t affect our writing, it would be a mistake. We are not compartmentalized creatures, and when we have concerns and… Read More
In this video, I talk about what to do with your writing when life gets in the way. You might also enjoy this post about writing during difficult times.