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 23rd, 2017

5 Ways Writers Can Survive A Quake

Kathryn Craft

The city of Tokyo is in a precarious spot, balanced at the juncture of four tectonic plates. Even as Tokyo’s inhabitants conduct daily life and continue to build upward, somewhere in the back of their minds they are anticipating a sudden shift in any one of these plates that will […]

September 6th, 2017

Why I’m Freaking Out Over My Book’s Debut

In twenty-five days my debut book, P.R.I.S.M. will be available for pre-order.

And I am freaking out.

For so many reasons.

Of course, I have the usual lists of tasks to complete. Marketing is the sad loser for garnering my time and efforts. I know I’ll pay for that later and bump up its priority.

For […]

August 25th, 2017

Self-Belief is Hard – How To Do it Anyway

Y’all know that I’m the Golden Retriever of the writing world. The grandma cheerleader in a skirt that won’t zip (no photo, because no one wants to see that. Trust me).

But I had an epiphany today. I wanted to share, in case it helps you, too. 

It was one of those golden days. […]

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. […]