My father had his own set of proverbs that he dispensed like wisdom from the mountaintop. Even though it’s been decades since I lived in his house, I can still hear his voice in my head sharing such tenets as:
“A thing worth doing is worth doing well.”
“Leave a place as good as or better than you found it.”
“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Oh wait, that one’s not his.… Read the post
I'm taking a break from first page critiques this month, because something is bugging me and I have to get it out.
Continue to send your pages, though, I'll be back next month with a crit!
I traveled to speak at a writer's group last weekend (I do that, you know.… Read the post
According to the old adage, "practice makes perfect."
For a writer, reading and writing is practice. So the more you do it, the better a writer you should be, right?
In reality, reading and writing every day does not a great writer make.… Read the post
Colleen M. Story
As part of one of my recent freelance projects, I read an interesting survey about how women and men differ when it comes to setting and achieving goals.
You can read the full report at Leadership IQ.… Read the post
Before I was a novelist, I was a corporate litigator for 13+ years.
When I left corporate law in 2009, I didn’t leave to write novels. I left for what was supposed to be a one-year sabbatical intended to treat a bad case of professional burnout.… Read the post