This has been a week of birthdays for me. Tuesday was my son’s 25th birthday, and today is my best friend’s birthday (I won’t tell you how old she is, … Continue Reading New Orleans, here I come!
I’ve talked before about how I “officially” became a writer around 13-14, but I think I was probably always destined to be a writer. Even as a child, it crept … Continue Reading Growing Up Writer
I started writing when I was 13-14, as a freshman in high school. I started in part because I idolized Stephen King and wanted to emulate him, and in part … Continue Reading The Mistakes of Youth
I spend a lot of time on this blog warning new and up-and-coming writers about all the things that writing isn’t. I’ve told you that you probably won’t get rich … Continue Reading It’s Not All Bad
I have an extremely vivid imagination. I don’t know if that’s why I’m a writer, or if I’m a writer because of it. Or maybe I just happen to be … Continue Reading No Lack of Imagination
Here on the blog I’m usually giving everyone advice on how to write, and telling you all about the “rules” of writing. I hope my readers have learned a few … Continue Reading 5 Cardinal Rules of Writing and How To Break Them
A while back, I made a blog post about a new method of writing I was trying out–that is, under-writing instead of over-writing. It’s long been my style to write … Continue Reading Filling In The Blanks
I’m still powering through edits so I can have something ready for the IWSG Twitter Pitch Party on Thursday (I’m almost there!) so I’ll keep this short and sweet today. … Continue Reading Still Editing…
Did you miss me? I had a lovely weekend hanging out with old friends and seeing U2 in concert. Before I dive back into talking about writing this week on … Continue Reading I’m Back!
Just a heads up, I’m taking a break from the blog this week. I have a friend–whom I haven’t seen in YEARS–coming in from out of town to stay with … Continue Reading Brief Hiatus
Here’s an interesting topic for discussion: what is creativity? And, more importantly, where does creativity come from? For the sake of this discussion, I’ll clarify that I mean “artistic creativity.” … Continue Reading The Gift
Let me ask you a question: how long is a book? I’m asking this as a writer. Most readers think of books in terms of pages, but most writers think … Continue Reading The Long and Short Of It
This past March, I celebrated the second anniversary of my first book being published. It’s not the first thing I had published, but it was my first full-length book and … Continue Reading Making It In the Writing World
So, the Blogging From A to Z Challenge is OVER for another year! This was my third year and it’s always exciting leading up to it, and fun starting off, … Continue Reading Hello There!
For most of the first part of this week, I was down with the flu. Ick. I always seem to fall prey to the flu or a cold in late … Continue Reading The Gang’s All Here
Apologies for the lack of meaty posts on the blog this week. White Witch Magic came out this past Tuesday and I’ve been wrapped up in new release stuff and … Continue Reading A Wild Week
I’ve had a lot of writing tools over the years. I started out in high school writing in notebooks. I got a manual Brother typewriter for Christmas when I was … Continue Reading The Evolution Of Writing Tools
For most of my writing life, I’ve been a pretty single-minded author; that is, I only work on one project at a time. Writing a book is a task that … Continue Reading Multitasking For The Creative Author
I’ve been writing since I was 13-14. I have tons of written work that is lost to the ravages of time and technological advancement. Notebooks full of stuff I wrote … Continue Reading That’s A Lot Of Stuff
On Wednesday, I talked about the reasons you should write a book. Even if the industry has too many books and not enough readers, that doesn’t mean we don’t need … Continue Reading 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog