July 17, 2017

Okay, fellow writers. Brace yourself, and let’s have another chat about grammar. If you’ve read any of my previous RPP posts, there’s no doubt you’re familiar with my strong opinions on writing with a healthy understanding of grammatical guidelines. This time, I’ll avo...

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...

July 3, 2017

We are writers, not marketing gurus. We know how to shape words, not sell products. But, chances are, if your experience is anything like mine, you’ve had at least one person hear that you’re a writer and ask for your website. When this happens, I tend to panic and blu...

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.

June 19, 2017

Why does point of view matter so much? Because point of view filters everything in your story. Everything in your story must come from a point of view. Which means if you get it wrong, your entire story is damaged.

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...