April 18th, 2016

3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Selling

The “things I wish I’d known” blog posts fascinate me. As writers, we’re always looking for an inside secret on succeeding in this crazy life we’ve taken on. We want to know what other writers have discovered so that we can side-step those blunders.

But there comes a point, especially if you’ve been part of […]

March 9th, 2016

Sprinkling “real” into your fiction

photo credit: Watering Our Plants… via photopin (license)

I’m always amused when friends or family read my work and try to piece together who a certain character is modeled after. My standard answer is, “no one and everyone.”

Whether it’s characters or locations, situations or details, there’s always a hint of my life in […]

February 29th, 2016

The Secret to Balancing Writing and Life

The reminder in my office.

As writers we know the tricks to time management. We know we have to treat our writing as a job, not a hobby. We know we have to set boundaries between our work life and personal life. We know we’re supposed to sit our fluffy behinds every day in […]