June 21st, 2017

5 Things The Family Roadtrip Taught Me About Editing

Many of my fellow writing parents tell me that the summer school break is a menace to their writing schedule. There’s no denying that it’s a challenge that takes juggling and creativity. I’ve already completed the first road trip of the summer, and here are the five benefits I’ve found (so far).

1. The importance […]

June 14th, 2017

4 Facebook Lessons from a Debut Author

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I love seeing what friends are up to. I love connecting with people I don’t otherwise get a chance to “see” on a regular basis. And I love interacting with other authors and readers and like-minded folks (you know, animal lovers, wine drinkers, coffee addicts).

What I […]

June 7th, 2017

11 Writer Survival Tools

Lately life has treated me like it’s own personal punching bag. My friends have made a list of all the things that have gone wrong. There are more items than days that they’ve kept track, and we’re talking months. Those same friends call to check on my mental wellness, my physical health, my emotional well-being. […]

May 29th, 2017

The Drive to Survive as a Writer

Christina Delay

I recently watched a talk about the drive to survive; how every organism (including us) on the planet has this most basic force driving all decision-making. It is always on the lookout for danger AND always assessing how to meet its most basic needs—food, shelter, procreation, etc.

Applied to our writing, that explains […]

May 26th, 2017

Sh*t Non-writers Say

 

We’ve all had it happen. You’re at a cocktail party, or a Superbowl party, or a kid’s birthday party – and word gets out that you’re a writer. Then it begins…the inquisition. It’s funny – pro or con, serious or humorous, everyone has questions or opinions about our career. I was an accountant. […]