Have you ever had the chance to sneak away for a writing
retreat? Have you had the chance to experience the synergistic feeling of
creating while in close proximity of other creators? One of the best perks is
that when temptation shows up, to jump on the socials or play a game on the
phone “while you figure out what’s going on in the story”, a quick glance
around the place silently peer pressures you back to doing what you went there
to do – write.… Read the post
The other day, I had a writerly existential crisis.
One of the greatest benefits of being an MFA candidate is the opportunity I have to work closely with incredible professionals who help me hone my craft. While there are agents who advise on stories a bit, and editors who help writers make their stories better, possibly even critique partners and beta readers, the chance to have someone who is literally paid to help me make my writing better is not something that is likely to appear again.… Read the post
About two years ago, my husband got the idea to start a cotton candy business. We bought a machine, played around with flavors and techniques and materials and during the local Fourth of July parade 2017, we opened for business. … Read the post
Whether you are a participant in NaNoWriMo or not, all of us have (most likely) experienced what it is like to hit the middle of the story and . . .
Some call it a brick wall, others talk about being stuck in the muck, and still others may not have a name for it but simply refer to the weeping and wailing that happens when the story is just stuck.… Read the post