November 27th, 2017

Transformational Gratitude

Kathryn Craft

As you sat at the table counting and sharing your blessings last week, I’ll venture there was an entire subset of “blessings” that you skirted past. Because, frankly, to say them aloud would ruin everyone’s appetite. Now that your feast is digested, I’m going to suggest you seek the truth in […]

November 3rd, 2017

6 Tips to Survive a Writing Disaster

Kourtney Heintz

In 2014, I was in the middle of line edits when my publisher shut down the imprint publishing my book. A few months later, my agency and I parted ways. Everything that I had worked for over the past nine years disappeared. I hope nothing like this ever happens to you. But […]

October 30th, 2017

Staying Positive in a Negative (Writer’s) World

Sue Ward Drake

I recently spoke on a panel at Romance Writers of America national conference on writing disabled characters. I was asked to present because I had previously worked with the conference for permission to have a transcriber at workshops because I’m deaf.

At my recent presentation, an audience member asked if I thought […]

October 4th, 2017

Your Perfect Critique Partner

Finding a critique group/partner (I call them ‘critters’) is one of the most frustrating things about being a writer. Then, when you find the perfect one, and life intervenes, and they drift away. 

Don’t you hate when that happens?

So I thought it might help if I laid out the rules for […]

September 13th, 2017

How to Survive a Confidence Crisis

I learn something new with every book I write. Usually, it’s craft-related, or characterization, high concept–concrete things. 

But this next book taught me something deeper and more important. I’m hoping something in my pain and suffering will keep some of you from the same.

First, a bit of backstory. The past almost two years, I’ve […]