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 […]