One of my favorite writer quotes is from humorous sci-fi author Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
I recently took stock and had to admit, once again, that my time management skills rank somewhere between a two and a negative twenty-two.… Read the post
Have you noticed the “lean-in” effect when you talk about writing to a muggle? Or how muggles and other writers smile when you explain your story idea, hands waving all over as you describe a new world, new characters, and what tickled your interest with the story in the first place?… Read the post
I’ve been talking a lot about collaborating on a novel and also in anthologies these days. (I co-wrote my latest book with Hazel Gaynor). I wasn’t prepared for how many people would be fascinated by what it would be like to work on a book with someone else so I thought I’d share that with you all today.… Read the post
This is an actual file on my computer:
I confess that I’ve accessed it more than once.
Truth is, anyone who’s been writing for a while knows there will be moments when you wonder if you’re really cut out to be a writer.… Read the post
For some writers, a blank page is a scary thing to face. Others see all that white space as an opportunity, and can't wait to dive in and tell their story. The vast majority of us probably fall somewhere in between, with some ideas making us eager to write, and some fighting us every for word.… Read the post