October 1, 2017


 

Let’s talk about creative collaboration. If you’re anything like me, it can be too easy to focus on comparison and competition instead of collaboration. Collaboration and inspiration are aspects of the writing life I consider often, especially since I recently finish...

July 14, 2017

For anyone who has embarked on a career and life as a ‘real writer,' you know there is no "one and only" journey for us all. Whether we begin writing immediately upon graduation in our youth, or later in life after retirement and the grandchildren have come along, each...

June 26, 2017

when we choose to process received criticism constructively, have an open mind and a positive attitude, we can turn the criticism we receive on our writing into an important tool to help us improve as writers.

Could there be a way to focus on what’s in front of us and get things done without feeling like we’re letting anything of value slip through our fingers?

June 5, 2017

there’s something that unites you, me, and every other sort of writer on the planet: we’re all responsible for captivating our readers. Research saved my writer’s heart and gave me creative pizzazz...

May 24, 2017

Everyone’s writing process is different. The most helpful thing we as writers can do for ourselves when it comes to developing a writing technique is to accept what works for us personally and, just as importantly, what does not.

A lovely and wise writer in her 70's tol...

May 16, 2017

Reading is one of the most beneficial activities we can do to improve our writing. It is through reading that a writer can discover new ideas, concepts, places, and people to enrich their own writing.

May 2, 2017

What is it about hearing that hugely successful people were once just "people with a dream?" I think it has something to do with the fact that they're living proof that dreams can come true, no matter how old you are or how long you've been plugging a...