This past weekend I was fortunate to attend a writer's conference in Niwot, CO, hosted by Rachel Weaver, founder of Colorado Writing School. I went with enthusiasm for what I might learn and came away with so much more than that. I came away with a head chock full of knowledge, a soul with renewed… Continue reading Permission to Write
I’m confident that everyone who writes has been asked on more than one occasion, “Where do you get your ideas?” Even when I expect it, that question always makes me freeze. When I finally thaw, I hem and haw, shift from one foot to the other, scrunch my face, followed by a long exhale…you would… Continue reading Mining for Ideas
I was walking with a co-worker the other day (one I don't know well) and at one point the conversation went like this: Her: "Didn't I read somewhere that you're a published author?" Me: "Yes, I am." Her: "How did you go about getting published? My sister-in-law wants to publish a YA book but she heard… Continue reading Summing up Publication
I came across this article on the BookBaby Blog and wanted to share it. It's energizing, motivating, and inspiring! Enjoy. Confronting bad book reviews.
This weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Genre Fest 2015, an event organized by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and The Colorado Authors' League. The speaker for the morning was David Morrell, creator of Rambo --as well as numerous novels (both fiction and nonfiction) and short fiction--and to say I was impressed is a… Continue reading Pearls of Wisdom
Two fabulous authors have a Mother's Day Offer I wanted to share with you. (See below) Need a special Mother's Day gift for your Mom, Wife or Grandmother? Mother’s Day is on May 11 and Hot Chocolate Press has a special buy one get one free offer.* Buy And Then I Smiled ($11.95) by Dean… Continue reading Special Mother’s Day Gift
I was so grateful to stumble upon the website Insecure Writers Support Group. Realizing I wasn't the only insecure writer on earth was such a relief. Somehow, knowing I'm not alone in the sea of insecurity helps rid me of the albatross that at times makes me feel like a fraud, certain that everyone else is… Continue reading “I” is for…
The Blogging From A to Z Challenge, that is. Arlee Bird began this challenge, which entails participants to post something on his/her blog every day in April except Sundays. The fun gets even better - the topic for each day's post follows the letters of the alphabet, meaning there are 26 letters in the alphabet… Continue reading Who’s Up For a Challenge?